PreAward Toolkit

This toolkit is based on forms and information required for NIH grant proposals. While the same or similar information is required by other funding agencies, the format may differ somewhat. For directions about specific funding organizations or other questions related to grant applications, please contact your PreAward Analyst.

Video Tutorial: How to Find Your PreAward Analyst

To connect with links to funding agencies and opportunities, please visit our Find Funding page.

General Guidelines
  • Indirect Cost Policy
    University policy is to always obtain indirect costs to the maximum extent allowed by the sponsor. 
    If a sponsor does not allow indirect costs, such policy must be provided in writing to OSP at the 10-day deadline. 
    If the sponsor allows indirect costs, but you want to request less than our full indirect cost rate, submit a signed indirect cost waiver with your 10-day documents.
  • If your application involves human subjects: IRB website
  • If your application involves vertebrate animals: IACUC website
Training Grants
NIH Biosketch sample and template
Budget Guidelines
Information to adapt for proposals (facts & figures)

Other Pertinent Information
UT Research Cyberinfrastructure (UTRC) boilerplate for environment and resources section