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Preparing and Submitting a Proposal

Overview and Procedure

It is an important function of the Office for Sponsored Programs and Support to determine that proposals do not commit ISU in any way that opposes the University’s role and mission. To protect both the Project Director/Principle Investigator and the University, a review process has been established.

If you need any assistance with preparing or submitting a proposal, please contact us at (208) 282-2592.

5 Key Components for Preparing and Submitting Proposals to External Sponsors

1. Roles and Responsibilities

Understand the roles and responsibilities of all the players including the PI, research staff, and finance & administration personnel. 

2. Institutional Profile and Fiscal Data

ISU information often required for grant applications and forms:

Organizational DUNS: 078341468

EIN: 82-6000924

Congressional District: ID-002

Cognizant Federal Agency (Agency Name, POC Name, and POC Phone Number) - Department of Health and Human Services, Arif Karim, (415) 437-7820

3. Proposal Preparation Basics

Developing a grant proposal consists of several steps. 

4. Budget Development

The budget must include standard University fringe benefit rates and appropriate indirect cost rates (IDC’s).

5. ISU Approval and Submission

All proposals for external support of research, creative, instructional, service activities, and other scholarly projects must be routed through the Division for Sponsored Programs and Support with an ISU Proposal Approval and Routing Form within five (5) working days before the submission due date.

Sponsored Programs & Support

Physical Address:
Business & Technology Center
1651 Alvin Ricken Dr.
Pocatello, ID 83201

Mailing Address:
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8046
Pocatello, ID 83209-8046
Phone: (208) 282-2592
Fax: (208) 282-4723

Contacting Our Office:
Sponsored Programs Support
Phone: (208) 282-2592