Submission Process

Submit Application

Please ensure that you are familiar with the OSP Proposal Submission Requirements. For information regarding application submissions via sponsor portals such as Grants.gov Workspace and NIH ASSIST, please see the Grants.gov, Research.gov, and NIH Submission Guidance.

Applications should meet the following:

  • Submit required documents (signed UAB Extramural Support Checklist and Responsible Personnel List) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Please see the OSP Proposal Submission Requirements webpage for an overview of documents reviewed after submission to OSP. You may also reference the Required Documents Search Tool. Empty/shell applications and filler attachments are not acceptable.
  • NIH ASSIST, NSF Fastlane/Research.gov and Grants.gov Workspace applications should not be submitted to the OSP Dropbox. The OSP Dropbox is obsolete and no longer supported. Instead, the application identifier from the relevant sponsor application portal (e.g. ASSIST #) must be included in the submission e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at the top of the UAB Extramural Support Checklist.

All funding applications should be submitted to OSP electronically at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Electronic submissions should have original signatures of the PI and Chair on the UAB Extramural Support Checklist.

The PI and Support Staff Contact will receive an email notification documenting the incomplete submission, and identifying the specific missing documents. Note an incomplete submission:

  • does not get the submission into a queue;
  • will not be routed to an OSP Officer or Specialist until all required documents are received. The OSP Proposal Submission Requirements timeline requires a complete final proposal at least 5 business days in advance of the sponsor's deadline.

All required documents should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as expeditiously as possible to ensure a timely routing of the submission for review. This should include both the missing documents and the documents submitted previously as a complete submission package.

Should you have any questions, please contact your OSP Officer by email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Helpful Links / Additional Resources

Potential Grants.gov Workspace agencies are listed here (grants.gov).

OSP training opportunities may be found on the OSP Training webpage.