Grant Proposals

All research grants involving faculty, whether as a PI or as a collaborator with another department, will be reviewed for subsequent approval by Tammy Cox through RAMSeS.

The UNC-CH Office of Sponsored Research requires a minimum of 5 business days to review, approve and submit a proposal to the funding agency.  The SILS proposal process requires a minimum of 3 - 5 business days to review and approve the budget, narrative, etc.  As such, proposals should be completed 8 - 10 business days prior to the funding agency deadline. 

As soon as an RFP or funding agency announcement is available, a researcher should make an appointment with the Contracts and Grants Pre-Award Officer to request assistance with budgeting, cost sharing, etc. as needed for the proposal process. The following links provide a great deal of budget guidance.  In addition, for information about the grant proposal and approval process, please see the SILS Faculty Grant Proposal Handbook.  

Office of Sponsored Research - Information Sheet

Graduate Tuition Support

Tuition and Fees

Recipient match/cost share is often required by the funding agency.  Cost share is defined as the recipient share of the total cost of the project.  Examples are non-federally funded salaries and state/endowment-funded graduate student support that runs concurrently with the project period of performance. SILS has a limited amount of funding available to be used as cost share.  As such, it must be approved in advance of including it in a proposal.  Collaborators/other parties in a project may also provide cost share for a project.  This should be included in the proposal with a letter of consent describing the match to be contributed by the other parties.  

Note: All cost share must be confirmed and met by the end of the project.  If a proposal is approved for funding by the funding agency, the cost share included in the proposal becomes a legal obligation.