We strive to handle as much of the administrative work as possible — from beginning to end — so you can focus on the technical details.

With individualized training and help with building budgets, submitting proposals to funding agencies, and award management, we guide you the whole way. Grants and contracts are broken into two broad categories: pre-award and post-award.

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Customized assistance may include solicitation analysis, project management of the proposal process, and narrative development support.  Principal Investigators (PIs) can maximize Proposal Development staff services by securing assistance early in the process and enabling their Proposal Developer to function as a full project team member through proposal submission.


Duties include invoicing, monitoring account compliance, and preparing financial reports (e.g. quarterly and final reports, patent reports, property reports, final release).

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The grant process moves from pre-award (submission, proposal and graphics development, and start of contract execution ) to post-award (award close-out, results disseminated, and end of contract execution).


Duties include solicitation analysis, project management, narrative development, gathering required and affiliate signatures, sub-contracting assistance, cost sharing or matching assistance, and conflict of interest advising.

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To help ensure the agency guidelines are followed and submission deadline is met, the proposal including budget, PSRS and all other required forms must be submitted to OSP one business day prior to the funding agency deadline.  

Note: Our office cannot guarantee submission unless all required documents are received in the office 3 business days prior to the submission deadline.

Proposal preparation duties


DutyPrincipal Investigator (PI)'s ResponsibilityOffice of Sponsored Programs (OSP)'s Responsibility
Obtain and follow agency guidelines for submission X X
Notify OSP of intent to submit proposal X  
Review RFP/RFQ terms & conditions X X
Determine and obtain required forms X X
Determine F&A and fringe benefit rate X X
Develop budget including any cost share X X
Complete Conflict of Interest form*, if necessary X  
Provide DeptID authorization for all campus cost share commitments X  
Complete and submit Equipment over $50k checklist**, if applicable X  
Email budget and justification to OSP for review X  
Prepare Proposal Signature Routing Sheet (ePSRS)   Upon Request
Assemble and review final proposal   X
Prepare proposal cover letter   X
Obtain University authorization on proposal & submit to sponsor   X
Complete the Departmental Guarantee Form***, if needed X  


*Conflict of Interest

**Equipment over $50k Checklist

***Departmental Guarantee Form

PI, all Co-PI (s), PI Department Chair/Unit Director, providers of cost sharing funds, Dean's Office, and Vice Chancellor for Research.

A subcontract is a contract between Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) and another entity in the performance of a prime contract. These contracts can be for materials, equipment, or services and may require negotiation. The following are two (2) different types of subcontracts.

  1. Missouri S&T is the subcontractor—we receive a subcontract to partially complete work of a prime award given to another institution or company.
  2. Missouri S&T is the prime contractor—we issue a subcontract to another institution or company for work to be performed under the University's prime award. 
Subcontract Form 

The subcontract document will help OSP expedite your project. Specific information pertinent to the subcontractor is included in the document (project period, amount, invoicing instructions, and prime award terms and conditions). When completed, we will forward it to the subcontractor for signature. When the document is fully executed by both parties, all subcontract invoices will be processed by OSP for payment.

Research Agreement 

This industry contract is available to companies that intend to fund a Missouri S&T research project. This document was prepared and approved by the UM General Counsel and Missouri S&T’s Office of Technology Commercialization and Economic Development.  All necessary terms and conditions are included in this document, including confidential information, intellectual property, liability, and governing.  Please contact OSP for additional information about this contract and to begin the negotiation process.

Non-University Facilities Use Agreement  

Use this form to establish service agreements with non-University organizations/individuals.

Cost share or matching is the portion of the total sponsored program costs provided by someone other than the sponsor. All cost share must be agreed to by the department chair and vice chancellor for research. Cost share commitments made by a third-party must be documented at the time of proposal. Before submission of proposals, cost share must be evaluated for reasonableness whether stated in dollar amounts and/or percentages. Whether voluntary or mandatory, the commitments made in the proposal and made part of the award are binding. All cost share must be properly verified, recorded and reported in the University accounting system.

The online portal for proposal submission. For additional support, visit the PeopleSoft support page

Request Assistance

Requests for proposal development writing assistance must be submitted at least one month prior to the full proposal submission date and will be accepted based on Proposal Development staff capacity in relation to submission deadlines.  PIs are encouraged to request assistance immediately upon targeting a solicitation in order to determine whether proposal development staff assistance will be available.




Administrators in OSP manage post-award accounting for grants and contracts. Duties include invoicing, monitoring account compliance, and preparing financial reports (i.e., Quarterly and Final Reports, Patent Reports, Property Reports, Final Release, etc.)  Copies of all required technical reports, per the terms and conditions of the award, must be submitted to the sponsor and OSP by the date specified in the award agreement.

Post-Award Activities

  • Modify budgets and/or period of performance upon approval
  • Enter delegation of authority in the PeopleSoft System
  • Enter shared credit in PeopleSoft System
  • Invoice and report award expenditures
  • Monitor and report cost share requirements
  • Monitor expenditures and awards for compliance
  • Monitor capital equipment
  • Monitor and approve cost transfers (i.e., payroll correcting entries and cost transfers beyond 60 days)
  • Submit final expenditure reports and/or non-technical reports as required
  • Maintain correspondence related to projects in the official grant/project file
  • Monitor and process subcontract payments in accordance with the terms and conditions of the subcontract

To identify the OSP Administrator for your project, refer to the Grant Award Summary, or you can find it on the web at http://webapps.umsystem.edu/

  • Click on 'Web Applications'
  • Click on PS Financial Reports
  • Click on Budget Variance
  • Click on Budget Detail 8 or 9.-Projects
  • Enter Project# and DeptID
  • Click on run report

The name of the OSP Administrator will be located in the upper part of the report.

The online portal for monitoring and regulating your application.