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REST Pre-Award Faculty Resources


Submitting a Research Proposal

All proposals for external funding must be reviewed, documented, and submitted by an Authorized Organizational Representative.  In order to ensure compliance with sponsor and institutional polices, we provide: 

  • A 4-Day Promise for proposals fully built consistent with all sponsor, funding opportunity and UGA policies/procedures and not requiring any exceptional approvals. Franklin College REST will ensure the successful submission of all proposals received in complete form at least four business days prior to the due date assigned by the sponsor.  
  • A 10-Day Promise for proposals fully built consistent with all sponsor, funding opportunity and UGA policies/procedures and requiring one or more exceptional approvals. Franklin College REST will help coordinate exceptional approvals, and work with Sponsored Projects Administration to ensure the successful submission of the proposals received in complete form at least ten business days prior to the due date assigned by the sponsor. Exceptional approvals can include cost-share, export control review, and submission to restricted sponsors (e.g. DOD, NASA, etc.). Please notify REST as soon as you identify an opportunity that you'd like to apply to, so that we can verify if any exceptional approvals are required. 
Need aN Overview of the Proposal process? See the REST Pre-Award Quick-Reference Guide!
Step 1: Identify Funding Opportunities

PIVOT is a subscription database of more than 25,000 funding opportunities from numerous sponsors across all disciplines. UGA faculty, students, and staff can search the database and create custom email funding alerts based on the criteria provided by the individual user. The first time you login to PIVOT must be on a UGA computer to gain free access. Subsequently, you can log in from anywhere.


Agency-specific Funding Opportunities

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The U.S. National Science Foundation offers hundreds of funding opportunities — including grants, cooperative agreements and fellowships — that support research and education across science and engineering.

Search for National Science Foundation (NSF) Funding Opportunities

NEW! 2024 NSF CAREER Program (NSF 22-586) - NSF CAREER Guidance - REST Pre-Award

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NIH provides financial support in the form of grantscooperative agreements, and contracts. This assistance supports the advancement of the NIH mission of enhancing health, extending healthy life, and reducing the burdens of illness and disability. While NIH awards many grants specifically for research, we also provide grant opportunities that support research-related activities, including: fellowship and training, career development, scientific conferences, resource and construction. Learn more about the types of programs NIH supports.

Search for National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding Opportunities  


Supporting research in science and technology is an important part of NASA's overall mission. NASA solicits this research through the release of various research announcements in a wide range of science and technology disciplines. NASA uses a peer review process to evaluate and select research proposals submitted in response to these research announcements. Researchers can help NASA achieve national research objectives by submitting research proposals and conducting awarded research.

Search for NASA (NSPIRES) Funding Opportunities

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is proud to support the nation’s arts sector with grant opportunities so that together we can help everyone live more artful lives. Arts and cultural activities are supported by a vast ecosystem that includes artists, arts workers, audiences, learners, communities, foundations, and organizations at the local, state-wide, regional, and national level. As a federal agency, the NEA holds a unique place within this ecosystem: we are the only arts funder in the United States—public or private—that provides access to the arts in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. jurisdictions.

Search for National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Funding Opportunities

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

NEH was founded in 1965 “to promote progress and scholarship in the humanities.” NEH accomplishes this mission by supporting research in the humanities, nurturing the nation’s humanities infrastructure, and expanding the reach of the humanities to all Americans. NEH offers a variety of grant programs to individuals and organizations that do the highest quality work to promote the humanities. 

Search for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Funding Opportunities

Grants.Gov provides a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. Today, the system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for federal grant-making agencies.

Search for Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities posted by the UGA Willson Center for Humanities & Arts

All proposals from Franklin College faculty and students must flow through the REST Pre-Award team for review and submission. The REST Pre-Award team should be first contacted through submission of the REST Proposal Intake form.  REST Pre-Award can also connect faculty and students with the appropriate UGA office which specializes in assisting with specific proposals, such as the Willson Center for Humanities & Arts, Office of Proposal Enhancement, etc. 

Internal Funding Opportunities

UGA Internal Grants (Office of Research)

UGA SPA Limited Submissions

Supplements for Existing Awards

NIH Administrative Supplements

An NIH administrative supplement is a non-competing award that provides additional funding to a currently funded grant to meet increased costs that are within the scope of the approved project, but that were unforeseen when the new or competing renewal application was awarded.

Search for NIH Administrative Supplements

NSF Supplemental Funding

Per NSF, Supplements can be made under an existing NSF award or within a proposal for a new or renewal NSF award. The Principal Investigator should consult with the Program Director of his/her particular NSF award. The use of existing supplement request mechanisms to engage underrepresented minorities and veterans, develop international collaboration, and consider career-life balance is encouraged.

Search for NSF Supplemental Funding

Step 2: Submit REST Proposal Intake Form

What is the REST Proposal Intake Form?

This Qualtrics form was created to streamline the proposal preparation process and reduce administrative burden for both REST Pre-Award and Franklin College faculty. The form significantly reduces initial information-gathering emails and assists the REST Pre-Award team with completing the UGA Grants Portal entry for each proposal. Form results are routed directly to REST Pre-Award where a team member is promptly assigned with proposal details in-hand. This enables us to provide the best service available by matching your proposal to a team member with the appropriate knowledge and experience.

REST Proposal Intake Form

Step 3: REST Pre-Award will contact PI
Research Funding Administrator
Business Office

(762) 499-0829‬

Research Funding Administrator
Business Office

(706) 389-8169‬

Research Funding Administrator
Business Office

‪(706) 389-4503

Research Funding Administrator
Business Office
Research Funding Administrator
Business Office
Research Enterprise Support Team Manager
Business Office
Research Funding Administrator
Business Office
Step 4: Proposal Development
Checklists for Common Sponsors
Agency-specific Proposal Guides and Procedures

Budget Resources

REST Budget Builder tool

The REST Budget Builder tool was created to help faculty create a preliminary budget for their research proposals. REST Pre-Award builds a budget estimation for your review based on the results generated from the tool. The budget estimation serves as a starting point for your project budget and is not final. 

 Try the REST Budget Builder tool


Templates to assist with proposal preparation can be found on the Franklin College Forms and Resources page.

Personnel Document Resources


Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) is a new electronic system that helps researchers assemble the professional information needed for participation in federally funded research. SciENcv gathers and compiles information on expertise, employment, education and professional accomplishments. Researchers can use SciENcv to create and maintain biosketches that are submitted with grant applications and annual reports. SciENcv must be used to create NSF biographical sketches and current and pending support documents.


Other Proposal Resources

UGA Office of Proposal Enhancement

The Office for Proposal Enhancement provides technical and skilled support to faculty across campus who are developing research proposals for external funding. Our goal is to help faculty prepare effective, high-quality proposals. 

Willson Center for Humanities & Arts 

The mission of the Willson Center is to promote research, practice, and creativity in the humanities and arts. It supports faculty and students through research grants, lectures, symposia, publications, visiting scholars, visiting artists, collaborative instruction, public conferences, exhibitions, and performances. It is committed to academic excellence and public impact.

Please contact Winnie Smith, Associate Director of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts for additional information.

Step 5: Proposal Submission
Proposal Submission Checklist
1. Confirm that the UGA Grants Portal entry is completed
2. Confirm that you have an updated FCOI Disclosure on file (FCOI Disclosure Instructions)
3. Provide feedback by completing the SPA DLSA Satisfaction Survey (after submission)
Other Helpful Resources

UGA Sponsored Projects Administration   

Suggested Email Notifications and Subscriptions
Archive of FCAS Top Funding Opportunities and REST Tip of the Month

FCAS Top Funding Opportunities and REST Tip of the Month - March 2024.pdf
FCAS Top Funding Opportunities and REST Tip of the Month - April 2024.pdf

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