Grant Application Process (Pre-award)
- STEP 1: Notice of Intent to Apply
The Principal Investigator/Project Director (PI/PD) should notify the Office of Research
& Sponsored Programs (ORSP) of his/her intent to apply for an external funding opportunity
at least 30 days prior to the due date. This does not obligate the PI/PD to submit, but provides time to
let supervisors and other personnel know what you are planning. Contact Erin Scott, Grant and Contract Officer, x2547 with your intent to apply for an external funding
- Step 2: Approval to Submit a Grant Proposal
ORSP will facilitate the grant submission process. Application documents should be
made available through the Cayuse system at least 7 days (5 business days) prior to the submission due date to guarantee submission. ORSP will request approvals
from your College Dean, Department Head/Dean/Director, Division Vice Presidents, and
Administration and Finance.
STEP 3: Approval to Accept a Grant (Notice of Award)
Congratulations on your award! Send your Notice of Award letter to Office of Research and Sponsored Programs via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to 1010 Campus Drive, FLITE 410C to start the process of award acceptance.
Approvals from each administrative level are required before the University will accept
the grant or sign a contract. The VP of Administration & Finance serves as the contracting
officer for Ferris State University and executes the agreement. Larger grants require
Grants over $250,000, must first be reviewed by General Counsel.
Grants over $500,00, or those requiring a match of over $150,000, require the approval of the Board of Trustees before they can be executed by the
VP Administration & Finance.
Contact the Investments and Grants Office (x3905) to coordinate the grant accounting structure with your account clerk.