INE provides resources necessary for more than 60 faculty and staff researchers and a fluctuating number of engineering students to achieve their research goals. The INE Proposals & Publication Office offers assistance in garnering funding, including preparation and submission of proposals, and preparation of publications and reports related to research.
What items need to be routed through the INE Proposal Office?
Anything with a budget or an estimated project cost, including preproposals, white papers, collaborations, budget revisions, supplemental funding, project continuations and renewals.
When should I contact the INE Proposal Office?
As soon as you imagine you might submit a proposal. Proposal Coordinators are listed under our Contact & Resources page.
How are proposals processed?
In the order in which they are received, regardless of deadline.
How does the review/submittal process work?
The Office of Sponsored Programs requires 5 business days for review and approval of a proposal. To meet this deadline, and to give you the best possible service, your proposal should be in the INE Proposal Office at least 3 days before it must go to OSP. That’s a total of 8 working days before the mailing or submission deadline.
Are there proposals that should be given extra time to process?
Proposals that involve matching/cost sharing, reduced F&A, collaborating units external to INE or subawards require additional documents and more review time. The earlier the better!
Under certain circumstances (such as high volume calls or potential delays in the UAF review process), the INE Proposal Office may set an earlier deadline for a particular call for proposals. In such cases, you will be notified by email.
News & Announcements
NSF has issued a new Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide, effective February 24, 2014. This guide includes important changes to the required NSF proposal format.
The National Science Foundation is emphasizing the role of Broader Impacts in the proposal process:
"To 2014 Applicants: Please note that NSF 13-1 explicitly states the requirements for addressing BOTH the Intellectual Merit (IM) and the Broader Impact (BI) review criteria for NSF proposals. In addition to addressing IM and BI separately in the Project Summary, a separate section on BI needs to be included in the Proposal Description (GPG: "The Project Description must contain, as a separate section within the narrative, a discussion of the broader impacts of the proposed activities") . Furthermore, when reporting results from Prior NSF Support, two separate sections addressing explicitly IM and BI need to be included within this portion of the proposal. (GPG: " ... a summary of the results of the completed work, including accomplishments, described in two separate sections, related to the Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact activities supported by the award")." (Source)