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Proposal Development

All proposals to federal, state, or private agencies by faculty and staff of WVU must be processed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Information Technology Services unveiled WVU+kc and have been phasing the roll-out. As of January 15, 2016, the Electronic Blue Sheet (EBS) was retired and replaced by kc-BlueSheet.

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Proposals submitted at least five working days prior to an agency deadline will receive a complete review by OSP staff. Proposals received less than five working days before the agency deadline will be submitted, but are unlikely to receive a thorough review by OSP staff.

All proposal budgets must include the latest facilities and administration and fringe benefit rates. The OSP FAQ addresses the most commonly asked questions by faculty.

Proposal Development

WVU offers a number of proposal development programs:

Elevator Pitch and Pre-submission Proposal Review Program

Faculty can submit their proposals one month or more before the due date to receive a professional, external review. The reviewers are selected from a national pool in the specific research area and are experts in their fields. Reviewers receive an honorarium for their work. Reviews are completed in one to two weeks and the principal investigator then has time to revise their proposal based on the feedback.

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Grant Writing Seminar for Faculty

Our grant writing workshops include the options to participate in an annual day-long seminar with a nationally-respected external consulting agency and a four-month intensive program to work one-on-one with a professional grant writer.

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