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Submission Guidelines

General SDSU Research Foundation Guidelines for Proposal Submission
Requests for Sponsoring Agency Guidelines
Routing Procedure
Timeliness of Proposal Submission
DHHS/NSF Financial Disclosure Statement  (Word Format, 73 KB)*
700U Financial Disclosure Statement
Human Subjects Protocols Policy
Institutional Animal Care and Use Policy
Proposal Routing Policy (PDF Format, 116KB)


General SDSU Research Foundation Guidelines for Proposal Submission

Contact your Development Specialist (PDF Format, 71KB) as soon as you decide to write a proposal.

Obtain a copy of the specific guidelines associated with the agency and the program to which you are responding. Our Communications Department will be happy to assist you.

Budget development is a key component in the proposal development process. Your Development Specialist will work closely with you to develop a budget that incorporates current salary, fringe benefits, and indirect cost rates and meets the specific guidelines outlined by the agency.

Please complete a Routing Form as early as possible. Attach a budget and abstract of your proposal and sign the routing form. This form must also be signed by co-principal investigators, your department chair, dean of your college, the director of SR Development and the Associate Vice President for Research, Graduate and Research Affairs. Your Development Specialist (PDF Format, 71KB) is available to assist you in the routing process.

If you are submitting a proposal to the National Science Foundation or the Department of Health and Human Services (including the National Institutes of Health) please complete and sign a Financial Interest Disclosure Statement.  (Word Format, 73 KB)* SDSU is required by the Federal government to have a copy of the completed and signed form on file. You may also obtain a statement form from your Development Specialist.

If you are submitting a proposal to a private for profit organization, please complete and sign a Financial Interest Disclosure Statement 700U.  (Word Format, 372 KB)*

If you are submitting a proposal involving possible biohazard materials, radiation, diving safety or transgenic animals, please complete an Environmental Health and Safety Supplement Form.  (Word Format, 88 KB)*


Requests for Sponsoring Agency Guidelines

To request application guidelines, please contact Jenna McCart, in The Communications Department, at jmccart@foundation.sdsu.edu or 619-594-2458.

For more information on upcoming funding opportunities and deadlines, please refer to the Information Services homepage.


Routing Procedure

Please complete a Routing Form as early as possible. Attach a budget and a copy of your proposal, or an abstract and sign the routing form. This form must also be signed by co–principal investigators, your department chair, Dean of your college, the director of Sponsored Research Development, and the Vice President for Research or his designee. Your Development Specialist is available to assist you in the routing process.


Timeliness of Proposal Submission

The Sponsored Research Department requests that all faculty members submit their proposals to our office at least two days prior to the deadline date. By giving us at least two days to process your proposal, we can be of maximum service to you. Signatures can be obtained, copies made, and the proposal checked for completeness before it is submitted. An early proposal is also the best guarantee that the sponsor will receive it on time.


Human Subjects Protocols Policy

The Institutional Review Board, a standing committee of the University Research Council, reviews research involving human subjects to determine and certify that all projects conform to the federal and institutional regulations and policies.

A protocol must be submitted, and approval must be granted (including verification of exempt research), before you can begin any work on your project.

If your project will involve the use of human subjects or you have questions about human subjects in projects, please visit the IRB web site to obtain more information at: http://gra.sdsu.edu/research.php.


Institutional Animal Care and Use Policy

In meeting its ethical and legal responsibilities for the use of animals in research and education, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) must assure that all such projects or activities are properly carried out, and that animal users assume their responsibilities.

All Principal Investigators using animal subjects are required to have submitted a protocol and received approval before spending funds on any awarded project.

See the IACUC web site for additional information: http://gra.sdsu.edu/iacuc/iacucindex.htm

Committee Meeting Dates: The Animal Committee meets on the second Friday of each month during the Academic Year.


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