Depending on the information being presented or requested by a sponsor will determine if a Pre-proposal, Letter of Intent (LOI) or White Paper needs to be routed through UFIRST, e-mailed to the Division of Sponsored Programs, or submitted directly by the PI. Below is DSP’s matrix to assist units in choosing the correct routing process.
|Yes budget detail provided or cost sharing committed
||No budget detail provided|
|Yes – Institutional Signature Required||Route through UFIRST proposals||PI submits to DSP at email@example.com|
|No – Institutional Signature Required||Route through UFIRST proposals||PI submits directly to sponsor|
Notes: Institutional Signature means a signature from the Division of Sponsored Programs (this includes DSP submission in sponsor electronic systems such as Fastlane). Budget detail means a line item budget or categorical breakdown. It does not include lump sum or a total dollar amount being provided or submitting to a program with a stated cap amount and no detailed budget is being provided. You can also download the Instruction Guide (pdf).