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Grant Process

Grant Proposal Process

The Grant Process – From Start to Finish.

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is here to help you navigate the grant process step by step. From a project’s initiation to its closeout, the OSP works alongside you to help you attain your goals.

See below for our step-by-step guidelines for each phase of the grant proposal process.


Step 1: Contact the Office of Sponsored Programs

Once you have an approved project in mind, contact us at (434) 582-2902 or grants@liberty.edu. We will work with you to help develop and perfect your idea. We will also help you find funding opportunities, work on your proposal, and submit your proposal to the sponsor.

Develop Your Project Idea

When you have a project idea, the first step is to talk with your dean and/or chair to gain project approval. Then, work with your dean and/or chair to develop a preliminary budget. For budgeting information and more detailed instructions, please visit our OSP SharePoint page: Grant Submission Process

After approvals are obtained and your preliminary budget has been created, please follow the link below to access to the Liberty University Internal Approval Form (IAF).

Internal Approval Form

Identify Funding Opportunities

Step 2: Prepare & Submit Your Grant Proposal

Next, you’ll prepare a proposal package for submission.

Write Your Proposal

Grant Writing Tips

Submit Your Proposal

All externally funded projects must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs for review and approval. We’ll help you with all hard copy and electronic grant submissions.

Because there are multiple steps and internal approvals required before you send your proposal to a sponsor, submit your final grant proposal documents to the Office of Sponsored Programs at least 10 business days prior to the agency deadline for internal reviews and approvals.

Step 3: Manage & Close Out Your Project

Congratulations, your proposal has been submitted! Now, all that’s left is to negotiate terms and conditions and finalize any remaining funding reports. We’ll work with you to make sure your funding goes through and your project is closed out according to policy.

Negotiate Terms & Conditions

Manage Your Finances

Close Out Your Project

Once the project is finished, there are usually specific funding agency reports to complete and submit. Contact us at (434) 582-2902 or grants@liberty.edu for closeout instructions.