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PreAward Services

PreAward Service's mission is to provide a full range of assistance to faculty, staff, and administrators in obtaining and administering funding from non-University sources to support K-State's creative and scholarly activities. 

Preparing a proposal?  Find important addresses, account numbers, and other important information. Organizations that take electronic proposal submissions include:

K-State Cayuse System
NSF Fastlane
NIH ERA Commons
Education E-Grants

Forms and agreement templates are available on the right. 

Contact PAS personnel for assistance with:

  • Information about federal and non-federal sources of funding, insuring that subsequent applications or proposals for funding are developed in accordance with the funding agency criteria.
  • Proposal preparation, including budget development, preparation of forms, editing, review (i.e., comparison with funding agency guidelines and requirements, compliance with University and Board of Regents policies and procedures, and state and federal regulations).
  • Final electronic document submission through various official portals and providing copying and coordinating mailing/courier services.
  • Preparation and negotiation of grant and contract documents with funding agencies.
  • Gathering information and solving problems with other campus units, such as purchasing, accounting, personnel, etc.
  • Obtaining campus approvals.
  • Questions regarding all aspects of non-financial research administration.
  • Post-award administrative issues such as extensions of the project duration, rebudgeting, change in scope, and other project modifications.
  • Preparing and negotiating subcontracts for those projects containing this requirement.
  • Finding past history of proposal submissions and awards or finding informational reports.


Forms/Agreement Templates

PreAward Forms - standard proposal preparation forms

PreAward Agreement Templates - standard sponsored project agreement templates