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Resources for Proposal Development

BUDGET CHECKLIST

Download the Budget Checklist (PDF 60KB)

BUDGET TEMPLATES

The following budget templates are available from the UMSL College of Education web site. The templates are not specific to the COE and can be used by PIs from any unit on campus to generate budgets.

BROADER IMPACTS RESOURCES

Download a list of potential outreach and educational partners (PDF 57KB) available on the UMSL campus to help implement your Broader Impacts strategy. 

DATA MANAGEMENT PLAN TEMPLATE & RESOURCES

  • DMPTool.  The DMPTool walks investigators through the process of generating comprehensive data management plans than meet institutional and funder requirements. While MU campuses are NOT partner institutions, investigators can still use the tool (without links to campus resources). The site also contains a collection of public data management plans. The site includes funder specific instructions and templates that are updated regularly and which includes directorate- specific guidelines.
  • University of Missouri Libraries Data Management Plan ResourcesProvides a good overview of data management best practices, resources, funding agency requirements and a link to MOspace Institutional Repository.
  • MIT Data Management Resources.  This site serves the MIT research community but a number of the resources are freely available including helpful thought questions for developing data management plans.
  • University of Arizona Data Management Resources. A robust resource for developing data management plans, helping investigators work through the research data life cycle, and data management plan examples.
  • University of Wisconsin Research Data ServiceThis site includes excellent resources on data sharing basics and federal funder data requirements by agency. Consulting is available on a fee for service basis.
  • DataONE.  Includes a database of best practices for working through all stages of the data lifecycle, an investigator toolkit, and educational resources.
  1. After formulating an idea for a project, transform the idea into a short concept paper that describes the work to be done.

  2. Identify the appropriate sponsor(s).

  3. Contact Brenda Stutte (314-516-5897) or Melissa Laurenti (314-516-5894) to review what training you will need in order to enter your budget into PeopleSoft. Refer to the Staff Responsibilities Guide to determine your appropriate contact by department/unit.

  4. Visit the sponsor web site and familiarize yourself with their guidelines and procedures.

  5. Take your short concept and prepare a draft proposal and an outlined budget (refer to Budget Checklist (PDF 57KB) and Budget Templates, which are found above on this Resources page under "Budgets".

  6. Circulate the draft proposal to colleagues for comments. The ORA can also assist with review of your narrative — contact Cynthia Jobe (314-516-5674).

  7. Discuss the proposal budget with Brenda Stutte (314-516-5897) or Melissa Laurenti (314-516-5894). Refer to the Staff Responsibilities Guide (PDF 145KB) to determine your appropriate contact by department/unit. NOTE: When preparing a grant proposal, you must submit your budget to the ORA at least two weeks before the proposal submission deadline.

  8. Ensure regulatory compliance by securing approval for the use in your research of human subjects, animal subjects, radioactive material or recombinant DNA research (if applicable).

  9. Complete the PeopleSoft Signature page.

  10. Submit your final proposal to the ORA.
If you have any questions along the way or trouble finding something on our web site, please contact us at ora@umsl.edu or 314-516-5899.