The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs partners with faculty and staff to identify internal and external funding sources, interpret sponsor guidelines and requirements, and to assist with proposal development and electronic submission.

A flowchart detailing the pre-award process. In order: Contact Us, Find Funding, Download Forms, Complete Forms, Obtain Signatures, Upload Proposal, Check Materials, Meet Deadlines

Please notify ORSP as soon as you decide to submit an application for external funding. Approved campus research policy requires full applications be submitted to our office at least two weeks before external deadlines to allow for processing paperwork, collecting approvals, assuring compliance of the application or contract with funding agency reqs, OBFS Risk Management, and UI legal counsel, uploading documents into online portal, and correcting any errors detected by our office or the online system. Pre-proposal applications without budget requirements will be accepted with a minimum of 4 business days’ notice.

Contact us for assistance with pre-award processes.

Grants.gov transitions to Login.gov on 02/21/2022. Request assistance in setting up NSF, NIH, or Login.gov account.

UIS Budget Template_2022 (fringe rate = 40.37%)

Contact Research & Sponsored Programs/Grants Accounting for assistance with post-award processes.


Direct link to the Electronic Research Management portal START myProposals. Login with your UIS NetID and password.

Step-by-step training on the START myProposals system is available through the START myRESEARCH myPROPOSALS HELP website. Job aids are available on the system webpage.

If you need assistance with the system, ORSP staff are available to assist you.  Please contact us to set up an appointment: ora@uis.edu.