Grant Preparation and Management
In an effort to foster research support to the faculty, the School of Medicine
(SOM) Office of Research and the WSU Sponsored Programs Administration
(SPA) provide assistance concerning the development of grant applications,
grant processing, and post-award management.
The process of acquiring extramural funding can be divided into overlapping
1. Grant Preparation and Submission
Pre-award activities include proposal development, the identification
of potential funding sources, and budget development. The SOM Office
of Research offers assistance with these activities as requested.
Currently, review of the final proposal budget and review of the application
is conducted by Sponsored Programs Administration to insure that all
institutional and sponsor guidelines are followed. Review and written
approval by SPA is required before a proposal may be submitted to
the funding agency.
2. Review of the Application by the Funding
The details of the review process are a function of the funding agency
or sponsor. The number of reviewers, the degree of detail provided
in the critique, and the turn around time may vary considerably among
3. Grant Activation and Completion
Post-award activities are managed by the Principal Investigator and
the departmental grants administrator in conjunction with WSU Sponsored
Programs Administration (SPA). There are several important activities
that must be completed before a grant can be activated and funds
can be accessed. There are also a number of reports that must be
filed with the institution and the funding agency when a grant is
completed. Both the WSU SPA office and the School of Medicine Office
of Fiscal Affairs offer assistance.