The Sponsored Program (Grant) Timeline
All sponsored program (grant) related applications must secure the College’s endorsement, regardless of amount, and regardless of whether or not we are partnering with another institution. This includes initial letters of interest/inquiry and all sub-award contracts.
Process Maps for both pre-award and post-award activities available here.
The Routing & Authorization Timeline serves as a guide for Carthaginians involved in the first four steps of the Grant Life Cycle. Adherence to the schedule outlined in the Routing & Authorization Timeline will ensure adequate completion of the Routing & Authorization Form and compliance with Carthage policies.
STEPS 1 & 2: Developing Your Idea & Finding Funding
Generating a viable sponsored program/ research project idea isn’t as simple as being creative and knowledgeable. The GRANT PROJECT IDEA FORM is intended for faculty and staff who wish to pursue grant (sponsored program) funding for a project or event. Information collected through this form will assist the Office of Sponsored Programs in providing grant related resources, support and training for STEPS 1 & 2 of the Grant Life Cycle. This form is a brainstorming tool, and in no way initiates the routing & authorization process required for the College’s endorsement of a grant funded project.
*You also can access the Grant Idea Form through the MY GRANT IDEA button on the OSP homepage.
STEP 3: Developing your Proposal
Once you have developed your project idea & identified a potential funding source, you are ready to initiate the Routing & Authorization process and develop your proposal (STEP 3 of the Grant Life Cycle). Completion of the Routing & Authorization Form is required and must be completed prior to submission of any proposal. The form is a 2-PART on-line process and ensures all proposals the the full support and approval of Carthage College.