Creating a Proposal

Now that you’ve identified potential funding sources, it’s time to organize your ideas and create a plan. Use these resources to assist you in drafting your proposal.

Developing a proposal

Finding Partnerships

Training and Development

Register for these upcoming training and development events.

Registering for access to proposal submission portals

Consult the funding opportunity RFP for instructions on how the proposal must be submitted.

For the following agency portals, researchers initiate the registration process and the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) completes the registration. Start the registration process at least 10 days before the proposal due date.

For the following agency portals, SPA initiates the registration process. Complete a request form to begin registration with ample time to complete the proposal forms and upload project information into the system. SPA generally responds to registration requests within one business day.

Some RFPs require PIs to use other portals or submit directly by mail or email.

For help understanding an RFP, contact your College Grant Administrator or the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Preparing a budget

General budget information & services

Building a budget


Who can help

Contact the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration or your Unit Grant Administrator.

Policies and guidelines

Search the policies and guidelines surrounding research at the University of South Alabama.

Learn More About:

Financial Conflict of Interest

Material Transfer Agreements

Submitting an Animal Use Protocol

Submitting an Invention Disclosure

Submitting an IRB Application

Consulting Agreements


Research Operations Council (ROC)

Audits and Financial Report