» About Pre-Award Administration

The Pre-Award Team provides investigators with guidance and expertise in:

  • Finding funding opportunities and navigating sponsor rules, guidelines and requirements;
  • Planning and designing projects and conceptualizing ideas, goals and outcomes;
  • Setting tasks and work plans;
  • Developing budgets;
  • Drafting narrative summaries and descriptions;
  • Contacting program officers to ensure projects are in line with sponsor priorities;
  • Complying with approved institutional methods of proposal submission to sponsors;
  • Assisting with contract negotiations in coordination with the Office of Legal Affairs as required for award approval;
  • Negotiating award acceptance, including post-submission modifications such as budget modifications, narrative revisions and clarifications; and
  • Observing mandatory compliance for research involving human subjects, animals subjects, biosafety, export controls, research integrity and financial conflict of interest.

Contact Us:

Office of Research
Phone: (714) 628-2805
Fax: (714) 628-7374