Submit a proposal

PreAward Services is authorized by the Vice President for Research as the university unit responsible for submission and negotiation of new and continuing sponsored programs for Kansas State University, including K-State Polytechnic.

Proposal routing procedures

The processing of proposals and all subsequent grant and contract documents follow a routing path that is determined by the type of project activity and the administrative unit with which the principal investigator/program director is affiliated. Project activity is identified as either research or non-research. Research activity is either basic, applied, or some combination of the two activities. Non-research activity includes instruction, instructional equipment, training, facilities and construction, and public service.

A typical research proposal will require signatures from the PI(s), the department head(s), appropriate experiment station director(s), and the dean(s), along with other special approvals such as hard dollar commitments, research compliance, and programmatic commitments. The signatures will be collected on the internal processing form, or IPF, prior to final institutional approval. The IPF process is handled through Cayuse SP.

The authorized signature form should be printed on department letterhead and submitted via email to cayuse@k-state.edu.