Proposal Development and Submission

Budget Development and Analysis

Paula Ryan, Proposal Submissions Coordinator
paula.ryan@ucsb.edu, 893-8129
Secondary Contact:  Lacy Olivera, lacy.olivera@ucsb.edu

Paula Ryan should be consulted early on in reseach project development to assist with:

  • budget preparation on all grants submitted through ISBER
  • coordinating proposal budgeting and sub-contracts among multiple investigators, departments and institutions

Proposal Submission

  • ISBER Proposal Preparation Deadline: Please notify ISBER staff at least 4 weeks prior to agency deadline when planning to submit a proposal. All extramural proposals are submitted on behalf of the UC Regents, and therefore all proposals are subject to review and approval by Office of Research before they can be submitted to the agency. The review and institutional endorsement of a proposal requires time and should not be left to the last minute.
  • Pre-review Deadline to Office of Research: ISBER must deliver a copy of the complete proposal to Office of Research at least seven (7) business days prior to agency deadline for pre-review and approval.
  • Document preparation: ISBER staff will assist in the preparation of budget documents (forms and spreadsheets), cover pages, and all required certifications.
  • Photocopying: ISBER will provide all necessary copies of the proposal (for the funding agency, subcontractors, investigators and other units on campus).
  • Submission: ISBER staff will submit proposals, either electronically (e.g., NSF's FastLane system and grants.gov) or by designated carrier, in time to reach the funding agency on time.
  • Human subjects: On projects involving human subjects, no funds may be drawn on the award until a protocol for meeting human subjects’ needs have been approved by the campus Human Subjects Committee.

Award Administration

  • Once your grant is awarded, ISBER will administer your funds, provide monthly statements of award balances and expenditures, process personnel, purchasing, and travel paperwork.