Pre-Award Checklist

Follow this checklist to ensure your proposal has the best chance of being funded

  • An idea for a program/project or an idea on how to expand a current program/project
  • Contact Kirsten Bowman, assistant to the VP of Academic and Student Affairs, to be added to the list of pending or potential grant proposals –
  • Identify an AC (Administrator’s Counsel) sponsor (for faculty, their sponsor should be their Dean) and obtain that sponsor’s support.
  • Complete a Grant Proposal Plan form and draft a budget (see the Grant Proposal Plan document on the Forms and Templates Page)
  • Find grant funding that is in line with LSC’s mission and program/project goals
  • Review the Grants Office website – specifically the General Resources and FAQ Sections
  • Review the grant guidelines. Ensure LSC and your program/project is eligible for the grant award.
  • Create a timeline and work plan. Working backwards from the proposal deadline; list tasks, dates for completions, and who is responsible for those tasks
  • Submit the proposed budget to the Business Office (Michelle Phernetton) as early in the process as possible and at any rate at least 2 weeks before the deadline
  • Work with the President’s Office (James Eisenhauer) to arrange for review and approval by the President’s Cabinet prior to the grant submission deadline.