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ORGANIZATIONAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Q. Who is the Senior Grant Specialist for my college/campus/unit?
A.  Please visit the contact list on the Division of Sponsored Research web site for the Senior Grant Specialist assigned to your college/campus/unit.

Q. Who do I contact in Compliance for my questions regarding...the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Radiation Safety, Animal Care and Use, Biosafety or Diving Safety?
A.  Please visit Division of Research Compliance web site for the appropriate contact person for the following areas: Institutional Review Board (IRB), Radiation Safety, Animal Care and Use, Biosafety or Diving Safety.

Q. Who serves on the IRB Boards?
A. Please visit the Institutional Review Board Rosters website for a complete listing.

Q. Who can help me with my Pharmaceutical questions?
A.
Please visit the Division of Sponsored Research web site for the Senior Grant Specialist assigned to your area.

Q. Who will help me establish new accounts for my external award, prepare the billing notices, financial reports, and perform the final account close-out?  
A.
Please visit the Post Award Services website for further information.



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PRE-AWARD QUESTIONS

Q.  How do I find funding?
A.  
You can review SOURCES our on-line publication of upcoming funding opportunities.....

Q.  Is there a short course on how to write a proposal?
A.  Yes, a short course is offered by the Foundation Center via the internet (5 minute overview).

Q. Is there a tutorial available on how to prepare a budget?
A. 
Yes, the Foundation Center has preprepared an excellent tutorial on Proposal Budget Basics (5 minute tutorial).

Q.  Who can help me in developing my proposal budget here at USF?
A.  Please visit the Division of Sponsored Research website for the Senior Grant Specialist assigned to your area.

Q.  Who can help me interpret agency guidelines?
A.  Please visit the Division of Sponsored Research website for the Senior Grant Specialist assigned to your area.

Q.  Who do I contact to find out if I have met all the compliance and assurance requirements established by the University?
A.  Please visit the Division of Research Compliance website for further information.

Q. The agency guidelines say they have forms on-line, but I can't find them! Or, the guidelines say "contact your Sponsored Office of Research for the necessary forms." Or, the submission is entirely electronic and submitted through the Internet. Who can help me?
A.  
Please contact Rebecca Puig for assistance at (813) 974-5465 or via e-mail at rpuig@research.usf.edu.

Q.  What forms are required by the University in order to submit my proposal for external funding?
A.  
You must submit an Internal Form that has been signed by you, your Co-Principal Investigator, your Chairperson, and your Dean/Director/Vice President. Once complete, it is turned in at the time of your proposal submission to the Division of Sponsored Research.

Q. Who will review and sign the final proposal?
A.  
Your Senior Grant Specialist will review your final proposal submission for accuracy and will obtain the signature of the Director of Research Proposal Services on your behalf.

Q.  My department is small, we don't have a reliable copier and no one knows how to send an overnight letter! Who can help me send my proposal out?
A.  
Assisting you in copying and sending your proposal out is just one of the many services that the Division of Sponsored Research provides. Please contact your Senior Grant Specialist for details.

 

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FORMS

Q. Where can I find the Proposal Review and Certification Form (a.k.a. Internal Form)?
A. The Internal Form is available on the Division of Sponsored Research's website in Word format.

Q. Where can I find IRB forms?
A.  IRB forms are available on-line and are organized by 01 Medical and 02 Social and Behavioral.

Q. Where can I find agency forms (federal/state/local/private) that I can use Word or WordPerfect to complete?
A. Please visit the Division of Sponsored Research's forms website for further information.

Q.  I am working on an agency form and it asks for information on USF's Congressional District Number, Institutional Code, Dunn and Bradstreet Number,etc. How do I fnd this information?
A.  Please visit the Division of Research Proposal Services's "DSR Factsheet" website.

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AGENCY GUIDELINES

Q.  Is there a central location for the agency guidelines?
A.  Yes, the Division of Sponsored Research has established a website which provides links to the various agency guidelines.

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Last updated:October 12, 2001

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