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Preparing and Submitting a Proposal

Overview and Procedure

It is an important function of the Office for Sponsored Programs 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/PrinciplePrincipalator 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 and procedures for preparing and submitting proposals to external sponsors:

1. Roles and Responsibilities:

Understand the roles and responsibilities of all the players, from the PI, to research staff, to finance and administration. 

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 Support with an ISU Proposal Approval and Routing Form 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