Page Updated: January 27, 2020
Congratulations! Your proposal is written! What are your next steps?
All proposals for extramural support must be routed via the new online routing tool, WISPER.
Before you may submit a proposal, you must demonstrate that the proposal is in compliance with Federal, State, and UW-Madison regulations. If departmental staff cannot answer your compliance questions, contact the appropriate compliance office for more information.
Timely submission of your proposal to a sponsor depends on your providing complete and accurate information.
Proposals must be reviewed and approved (as indicated by approval or signature in WISPER) by:
The following additional reviews and approvals are required before your proposal is submitted to RSP, 21 North Park Street, Suite 6401:
You should allow sufficient time for on-campus processing of your proposals. Your proposal should reach the Dean's or Director's Office in final form at least seven (7) working days before any sponsor deadline. Requests for Proposal (RFP) or Requests for Quotation (RFQ) documents, which usually include representations, certifications, and special terms and conditions, may require additional review time. "Walking a proposal through channels" should occur only in the most exceptional circumstances.
The average interval between the submission of a proposal and the award of a grant from Federal agencies is from six to ten months. Principal investigators should take this delay into consideration in planning for the submission of proposals.
If the proposal budget needs to be revised and resubmitted to the sponsor, an approval must be added to your existing WISPER record requesting Dean, Director or College/School Administrator review.
RSP is the designated signatory and negotiating agent for the UW-Madison.