Sometimes funding opportunities arise through private industry collaborations or discussions with sponsor program officers. We advise that you inform OSP, your department chair, and your dean early in the discussion process so that we can assess risk and address any potential issues.
In certain cases there are limitations on the number of proposal that may be submitted by a single university for a given funding opportunity. In such cases the Office of Research and Economic Development makes the final determination of which proposals will be submitted to the funding agency. Additionally, the principal investigator(s) must be University or adjunct faculty.