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Proposal Preparation

The Office of Sponsored Programs, in concert with Principal Investigators and the West Virginia University Research Corporation, is responsible for submitting proposals to funding agencies requesting support for research and other scholarly projects.

Budget Information

The proposal budget should be prepared as soon as the costs of achieving the proposed project goals can be accurately calculated. Budget development is often difficult because of the various components, policies, rates, and other factors that need to be taken into consideration.

Facilities and Administration and Fringe Benefit Rates

Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs (also known as “indirect costs’ or “overhead costs”) are those University costs necessary for the performance of a project or activity which cannot be readily allocated to an individual project or activity.

KC Bluesheet

Proposals should be submitted in complete and final form through KC Bluesheet at least FIVE(5) WORKING DAYS PRIOR to an agency deadline. Routing is now automatically determined by the lead unit.

OMB Uniform Guidance

The Uniform Guidance (UG) simplifies and supersedes guidance that was previously contained in eight different OMB Circulars, including A-110, A-21, and A-133. Contained within the UG are new definitions, uniform administrative requirements (for both pre and post award management), cost principles, and audit requirements.

Data Management Plan

Successful management and protection of information and data are critical to the administrative, clinical, educational, and research functions of West Virginia University (WVU) management planning.