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Below is a flowchart of the grant proposal submission process at the University of Hartford:

PreSubmission Flow Chart



  1. The PI identifies funding opportunities and decides whether to submit a proposal.
  2. The PI reads the Request for Proposal (RFP) and produces internal and external documents. Internal documents include the ProSum, Internal Budget, Conflict of Interest Form, Match Form (if applicable). External documents include the Project Narrative.
  3. If the project involves human subjects, the PI contacts the University of Hartford's Human Subjects Committee.
  4. If the project involves the use of animals, the PI contacts the University of Hartford's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
  5. The PI submits the proposal package to his/her Dean for signature, and forwards the signed proposal to OSP.


  1. OSP also identifies funding opportunities and sends them to the PI, who decides whether to submit proposal.
  2. OSP reviews the RFP for the required certifications and assurances to be submitted on behalf of the University. 
  3. OSP works with the PI on the Internal Budget, and usually transfers this information to the funder's budget format.
  4. Once the signed proposal package is received from the PI, OSP reviews the proposal in its entirety, signs it, and forwards it to the Assistant Provost.
  5. The Assistant Provost reviews the proposal and obtains the final signature from the Provost.
  6. Once the proposal is returned to OSP, OSP staff submit the proposal according to the funder's guidelines.
  7. OSP then process the submitted proposal according to its internal procedures.