Pre-Award (Applying for External Funding)

This page has resources and information on how to appropriately and efficiently plan your grant proposals. As always, if you have questions, reach out to the Grants Team for assistance. 

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Pre-Grant Submission Review

The department offers a Pre-Grant Submission Review in order to support the professional development of Principal Investigators. Click the link below to learn more about the goals and process. 

Budget Preparation

A detailed budget and budget justification are critical parts of a successful grant application.  The grants team can help you develop the budget.  We have provided a couple of examples of successful justifications and other resources to assist you. 


Subawards are contracts with external sites that will be working on your grant. If you have a subaward on your grant proposal, there are certain items we need to be able to include in it your application.  Below is the list of items we will need and links to samples of them. 

Additional Subaward Resources:

Biosketch / Other Support Instructions


A biographical sketch (also referred to as biosketch) documents an individual's qualifications and experience for a specific role in a project. NIH requires the submission of a biosketch for each proposed senior/key personnel and other significant contributors on a grant application.

Other Support / Current and Pending Support

Other Support (also known as “current and pending support”) includes all resources available to a researcher in support of and/or related to their research endeavors. They may be requested as part of Just-in-Time procedures or in progress reports.

Career Development Grants

NIH offers Research Training and Career Development Programs to help prepare individuals for careers in biomedical, behavioral, social & clinical research. Check out the links below to learn more about these programs.

Diversity Supplement Grants Initiative

The Department encourages recipients of eligible NIH grants to apply for diversity supplements. Diversity supplements are administrative supplements sponsored by NIH that are intended to improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research.

LATIS Computing Services

As you prepare grant proposals, consider ways to utilize LATIS services in your budget planning (e.g, direct effort for programming, and data management) and the facilities and other resources section (e.g. data storage). 

Text Templates for Grant Proposals and Other Applications

Sarah Jahn
Finance and Grants Manager
S253 EltH | 626-7975
Kamran Motevaze
Finance Professional
S252 EltH | 626-8146
Angela Park
Finance Professional
S254 | 625-5429
Svena Saenvilay
Student Finance Assistant
Anjeanette Roy
Grants Coordinator
N256 EltH | 626-0871
Kristen Abernethy
Grants Coordinator
S250 EltH | 624-4325
Elliot Skurich
Senior Grants Administrator
Abby Roberts
Student Finance Assistant