Office of Research, Grants and Sponsored Programs (ORGSP)
Grant Routing and Submission
The ORGSP will assist faculty and staff in identifying, preparing, and managing research, educational, and service grants and other funding opportunities. All proposals which use the name and resources of Lincoln Memorial University and which may result in an award to the University or an award to an individual functioning in a university capacity involving restricted funds must adhere to University policies and procedures for submitting a proposal. The Provost is the authorizing official to commit the University in all related matters involving grants and sponsored programs.
Life Cycle of a Grant
APPLICATION ROUTING AND APPROVAL PROCESS
The first step in the grant submission process involves the completion of an Intent to Apply form by the Principal Investigator (PI)/Project Director (PD). The form should be emailed to the ORGSP with a copy to PI/PD's dean and chair.
Once the grant is done, the PI/PD must complete an Internal Routing Form for grant submission certifying that the application is within the scope and mission of the college and that the college has adequate resources for the project.
If necessary, approvals from the IRB, IACUC, VP for Finance (matching funds) must also be secured by the PI.
The form is then submitted to the ORGSP for budget review and certification that all ORGSP policies and procedures have been met.
All proposals seeking sponsored funding be submitted to the ORGSP five (5) days before the application deadline
Any proposal not submitted as stipulated in the Policy and Procedures Handbook of the ORGSP will be subject to forfeiture. The PI/PD should ensure that every effort is made to follow the stated guidelines. Proposals submitted without the proper University authorization will not be signed after the fact, even if funding is awarded later.
Lincoln Memorial University
Office of Sponsored Programs
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
304 Duke Hall
Harrogate, TN 37752
phone: 423.869.6834, 6214 or 6291