Application Process

As you apply for funding to support your projects and research, DSP staff can help you to review guidelines to ensure a complete application in accordance with sponsor requirements while maintaining compliance with regulations. If the information below doesn’t meet your needs, please contact us for more help.

Budget Preparation

Information to aid your budget development.

Copying and Mailing Deadlines

The procedure for requesting photocopying and courier-delivery services through the Division of Sponsored Programs.

Frequently Needed Information

Although individual sponsors develop unique forms and processes, certain information is commonly requested on applications for sponsored project funding. Application forms frequently require, for instance, the UI's Entity Identification Number; facilities & administrative cost rates; tax status and documentation; animal welfare/human subjects compliance information; and other registrations, codes, and credentials. Applicants may access this type of institutional information through this DSP site.

Proposal Preparation & Submission 

A range of information and tools to aid the application completion and submission processes.

UI Routing Policy, Procedure

Once the application is completed, it must be "routed" through departmental, collegiate, and central institutional channels (i.e., the Division of Sponsored Programs) for review and approval prior to submission to an external funding source.  The UI routing policy/procedure applies universally, to every proposal seeking external funding, as described in the UI Routing Policy, Procedure section of the website. Applicants should carefully review the information in that section to ensure awareness of, and adherence to, the UI routing requirements.