Research Services

Processing School of Science Grant Proposals

Submit a grant proposal
To get approval of grant proposals on behalf of the School of Science, or get answers to grant budget questions and other grant concerns, please email Tina Bryant or call her at 278-4272. You can also email Mary Harden or call her at 278-0214. If they are unavailable for an extended period, contact the ORA Help Desk at 278-3473.

Informatoin from our PI’s will be forwarded to the ORA so that someone may be assigned to help process the proposal. 

Questions about submitting a grant proposal?
Contact or Tina Bryant: | 278-4272

Approving grant proposals on behalf of the School of Science, grant budget questions, other grant concerns: please email Tina Bryant or call her at 278-4272. You can also email Mary Harden or call her at 278-0214. If they are unavailable for an extended period, contact the ORA Help Desk at 278-3473.

The proposal submission process

  1. The School of Science faculty member emails when planning to submit a research grant proposal to an external sponsoring agency.  As always, advance notice is welcome and appreciated, and helps us to be better prepared as busy deadlines approach.
  2. Tina or Mary will contact ORA, which will assign someone to assist the faculty member with the proposal.
  3. The assigned ORA team member will email the PI with an introduction and will provide any and all help needed, including budget preparation and initiating a route sheet for the proposal. 
  4. Once the proposal is ready for submission to the agency, ORA routes it through for approval by the PI, Dept. Chair/chair’s delegate, School of Science (Mary Harden or Tina Bryant), and then submits it to the funding agency.
  5. The School verifies the budget and budget justification information, confirms the correct Indirect Cost (F&A) rates are applied and shared appropriately between departments/ schools, and makes sure all commitments, agreements, cost matches and cost shares are documented as needed.

Timeline for proposal processing

To begin processing a proposal, everything except the science is needed.

Administrative Documents: Needed 5 Full Business Days in Advance of the Due Date

  • Budget
  • Budget Justification
  • Biosketches
  • Start and End dates
  • Resources
  • Facilities and Equipment
  • Letters of Support
  • IRB (Human Subject) and/or IACUC (Animal) information, if applicable
  • Letters of Support, if applicable
  • Multiple PI Plan (NIH only, if applicable)
  • Data Management Plan (NSF, always applicable)
  • Human subjects/Animal/Biohazard approvals;  this is usually pending
  • Other Support documents

Science Documents: Needed 2 Full Business Days in Advance of the Due Date

  • Project Narrative
  • Project Summary
  • Research Strategy
  • Project Title
  • Attachments (other than the documents listed above)
  • Bibliography and References cited
  • If it’s an NIH resubmission or revision, an Introduction to Application document is needed, along with the Federal Identifier number.  The Introduction to Application is created by the PI after receiving the critiques.  The Fed ID number is provided by the agency via email.

Late Waiver Request

Any proposal submitted to ORA with less than 5 full business days’ notice before the agency due date will require the PI to make a waiver request to ORA for the late submission. The late waiver request is sent to the Dept. Chair, the SOS Associate Dean for Research (Dr. Skalnik), and ORA.

Additional information; questions

Please email Mary Harden or call her at 278-0214 or email Tina Bryant or call her at 278-4272, or the ORA Help Desk at 278-3473 for any additional information regarding grant proposals.

NIH Research Proposals

NIH application guidelines vary based on the type of grant funding you are seeking.

Ethics Training for Our Students

We are always so proud to be in our community of scientists and of the amazing discoveries and advances that come out of our School in such a variety of areas. Much of this productivity involves the work of undergraduate  students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. As we guide their work and training, it is important that we teach these students and fellows that the integrity of science depends on how it is done.

There are some excellent free resources to help us with this responsibility:

Research Services Staff

Tina Bryant

Research Administrative Specialist

Tina Bryant's responsibilities include IACUC administration, post-award account management, financial reporting, and database management.

Mary Harden

Executive Director, Research and Graduate Education
278-0214 |

Mary Harden directs the business and administration of Research Services to support research investigators; manages the School’s Research staff; monitors graduate degree progress and completion; assists grad student recruitment.

David Skalnik, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
274-8510 |

David Skalnik represents the School of Science at the IUPUI Council of Associate Deans, the IUPUI Graduate Affairs Committee, and the Purdue Graduate Council.  He serves as Chair of the School of Science’s Graduate Education Committee and Research Committee.  He coordinates the review process for distribution of Purdue Research Foundation funds, and prepares annual requests to IUPUI for graduate program funding. He has oversight over the School’s grant submission and research award management support services, as well as the School’s animal facility. Dr. Skalnik works with Dean Rhodes and the other Associate Deans on allocation of resources (space and financial) to support the School’s missions.