Pre-Proposals / Letters of Intent

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Pre-proposals and concept papers that include a line item budget, a commitment of university resources, or that require the University to agree to terms and conditions follow the same deadlines and required approvals as noted in the proposal overview flowchart.  

Pre-proposals and concept papers that do not require a line item budget should still follow the same deadlines as noted in the proposal overview flowchart but do not require a signed checklist for submission.

We require faculty to send us copies of all concept papers, letters of intent, and pre-proposals.  Having the preliminary document in our files will expedite the processing of a subsequent full proposal.  Faculty submitting pre-proposals and concept papers via an agency’s web portal should use ospa@siu.edu and the information found here for the institutional contact.  Please check with your department and/or college for internal requirements.