OSP Review Plan

OSP Review Plan

OSP Review Plan

Introduction

It is the goal of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to partner with faculty to facilitate the submission of the most competitive funding application possible. With this in mind and the knowledge that funding agencies continuously transition to and enhance the features of their electronic submission portals, the OSP will provide the following options for review of funding applications based on the initial submission it receives.

Key Points

  • OSP strives to assist faculty in submitting successful proposals.
  • In addition, OSP's goal is to submit every proposal during regular business hours.
  • Based on NIH submission data from IRAP for FY2014-2016, UAB proposals submitted 5 or more business days prior to the deadline had a funding success rate of 20%. On the other hand, UAB proposals submitted less than 5 business days prior to the deadline had a funding success rate of 15%.

Review Options

No Review Limited Review Full Review

No Review

OSP submits the proposal upon arrival without administrative review.

Notes:

  • FIRST IN/FIRST OUT - OSP will not bump on-time submissions to handle late arriving proposals.
  • PI can submit a change/corrected proposal to OSP; however, it will move to the bottom of the OSP Officer's queue and therefore risk missing the deadline.
  • Post Submission Review for Compliance - UAB reserves the right to withdraw just-in-time applications for noncompliance with federal, state, and UAB policies.

Limited Review

PIs no longer need to include:
- Research Plan
- Abstract
- Narrative
- References

OSP reads the funding opportunity announcement and instructions; and

  • Checks for title conformity;
  • Checks for PI Eligibility and Key Personnel;
  • Checks the budget to ensure it complies; and
  • Checks the budget justification to ensure it matches the budget.

Notes:

  • FIRST IN/FIRST OUT - OSP will not bump on-time submissions to handle late arriving proposals.
  • PI can submit a change/corrected proposal to OSP; however, it will move to the bottom of the OSP Officer's queue and therefore risk missing the deadline.

Full Review

PIs can include the below if they desire OSP's review to ensure it follows instructions:
- Research Plan
- Abstract
- Narrative
- References

  1. PI submits the full proposal to OSP.
  2. Review includes "5-day categories" plus:
    • OSP checks page counts, fonts, margins;
    • OSP checks biosketches conform to specifications;
    • OSP checks all required attachments included; and
    • OSP checks all other specific instructions are followed.
  3. OSP will return to PI to make corrections at least 5 days ahead of deadline.
  4. PI returns corrected version to OSP for submission.

Notes:

  • PI can submit a change/corrected proposal to OSP; however, it will move to the bottom of the OSP Officer's queue and therefore risk missing the deadline.