Grant Resources

Proposal Resources

Depending on your unit, your primary point of contact for submitting a grant may be a business center, R&E Center, Extension Grant Administrator, or Unit staff for those not served by a business center. In addition, for large grant proposals, the Office of Large Grant Development is available for assistance.

If you need help identifying your grant administrator, contact the CAHNRS Grant Team Manager at 509-335-2885.

Once you decide to pursue a proposal submission, as the lead Principal Investigator (PI) or as a partner (another department, college, institution, or entity), contact your grant administrator for assistance. When proposals are completed, they are submitted to the CAHNRS Grant Team with an eREX (WSU’s Request for Approval for Extramural Support). The CAHNRS Grant Team reviews the proposal and eREX and submits it to the Office of Research Support and Operations (ORSO) for final institutional approval and submission. ORSO is the only entity authorized to submit proposals on behalf of WSU.

Large Grant Development

The Office of Large Grant Development assists CAHNRS faculty members pursuing external funding, particularly integrated, multi-investor grants. The objective of the Office is to provide clerical, organizational, and editorial support to individuals taking the lead in preparing complex proposals.

CAHNRS Grant Team

The CAHNRS grant team reviews final proposals before submission to ORSO, and works with departments to correct and/or revise proposals to ensure error-free processing to the funding agency. The team provides training, instruction, and advice on proposal preparation and submission.

The Role of the Principal Investigator

The roles and responsibilities of a Principal Investigator are outlined in Business Policies and Procedures Manual 40.01. WSU has mandatory Principal Investigator training. This training is accessed using your network ID and password. PIs are not authorized to sign awards; only ORSO has been delegated the authority to sign and accept awards on behalf of WSU.