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Proposal Route & Submission

Tiered Services Offered by SPARC Pre-Award Team

Full Review At Least 5 Days Limited Review 3-4 Days No Review 2 Days or Less
*Days above indicates the number of business days until sponsor deadline. Note, business days do not include weekend, holidays, or university closures.
Sponsor Guideline Analysis & Review of Proposal
Specialist reviews administrative components of your proposal and ensures compliance with sponsor guidelines and RFP.
It is the responsibility of the PI to initiate, complete, and submit a proposal in OSPREY each time they plan to apply for funding. A proposal in OSPREY should always include all finalized sponsor required application materials in addition to the finalized budget, justification, and scope of work. Specialist will review OSPREY to ensure all aspects of the proposal match the application.
Calculation Checks
Reviews personnel, travel, equipment, materials/supplies, other direct costs to ensure calculations are accurate.
Salary and Fringe Benefits
Ensures proper salary and fringe rates applied.
Facilities & Administrative Rate
Ensures the correct facilities & administrative rate is applied to your project.
Vendor/Subrecipient Check
If applicable, confirms proper categorization and selection of category.
Risk Assessment
SPARC’s dynamic and iterative process for identifying and analyzing risks towards achieving the organization’s objectives.
Check Risk to PI, Department, & UNCW Check Risk to University *Please see disclaimer below
SPARC is the only authorized office on campus to submit proposals for external funding. The specialist will submit your proposal on or before the date it is due once all the above review components are met.
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