Grants Development Resources

Common How-to-Apply Guides

Several of the most common sponsors have standard guides for how to apply to their various funding opportunities. These guides can be referenced for common questions, however it is important to note that the Specific FOA may deviate.

Office of Sponsored Programs and Kuali

Kuali is the internal system UMBC uses to track pre-award proposals and post-award proposals. It is imperative that all external funding be routed through Kuali within OSP’s 3 day deadline. Your CNMS Pre-award Grants and Contracts specialist can assist with Kuali and Sponsor routing and review while the Office of Sponsored Programs is here to assist in the final submission. Some proposals will have to go through Kuali and the sponsor’s portal, however some can be submitted directly through Kuali, ask your Grants and Contracts Specialist for assistance.

External Funding Opportunities

All external funding opportunities must be routed in Kuali and ready for sponsor submission by OSP’s 3 day deadline. Contact your CNMS Grants and Contracts Specialist for assistance with routing, budgetary information, and organization of your proposal.

Internal Funding Opportunities

Internal Funding opportunities do not have to be routed through Kuali, however they will need an account set up for them in PeopleSoft. Always contact your Business Manager and Grants and Contracts Specialist in CNMS for assistance.