Preparing Proposal
Preparing a proposal involves collaboration amongst sponsor, study team, and ORA.

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) appreciates the continued partnership with the UM research community to facilitate and expedite the processing of your externally sponsored applications. UM has implemented two initiatives to facilitate successful collaborations and application submission: the ORA Application Submission Policy and the InfoEd PD NIH Electronic Applications Policy. It is important to prepare a proposal that is well-written, contains all the required information, as well as follows the funding opportunity guidelines and/or application instructions. We have compiled relevant information to facilitate the development of a compliant proposal.

Forms and Rates/Institutional Information
This page contains the ORA forms, Facilities & Administrative (F&A) Cost Rates, Fringe Benefit Rates as well as institutional information with frequently used codes and numbers,
Pre-Award Best Practices

These documents highlight pre-award best practices, the Signature Approval Routing Workflow and information on submitting to ORA Pre-Award.

NIH Policies
This page contains a list of relevant NIH policies.

Subcontracting To Another Entity

When anticipating UM subcontracting to another entity, please follow the processes listed on the Subcontracting to Another Entity page.

Engaging Clinical Research

If your proposal involves clinical research, there are specific policies related to preparing a proposal. Please visit this section to learn more.


This section contains links to additional resources.

ORA Presentation

This presentation covers the following topics: Application Submission Policy, NIH Subaccounting & Critical Issues regarding Close-outs.