Office of Sponsored Programs
The Ohio State University

Proposal Submission

Prior to submitting a proposal, the PI must complete the Authorization to Seek Off-Campus Funds (ePA-005). Once completed, the ‘form’ is automatically routed for signature. The fully approved ePA-005 is the Office of Sponsored Program’s authorization from the department and college to submit the proposal. Submit your completed proposal (on paper or electronically, depending on sponsor requirements) and all other required documentation to the sponsored program officer with whom you have been working. The sponsored program officer will review the proposal for completeness and compliance with university and sponsor guidelines and will obtain an official institutional signature on your proposal. The sponsored program officer will contact you for clarification or follow-up as needed.

If you provide a completed, proofread, camera-ready copy of your proposal to the Office of Sponsored Programs at least two working days prior to the sponsor’s deadline we will arrange to have the proposal copied by Cop-Ez, and mailed to the sponsor.

You may also make your own arrangements for copying and mailing. If you do so, send one copy of the proposal package to the Office of Sponsored Programs within one week of mailing to the sponsor.