Proposal Development Assistance Tarleton’s Division of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development is committed to encouraging research, scholarship, and creative activity. Sponsored projects are generally those that are supported in whole or part with funds, materials, or other resources outside the system and are governed by specific terms and conditions of the sponsoring organization. These projects may include grants, contracts, federal funds, and cooperative agreements for the purpose of research, instruction, and other sponsored activities. The RIED provides coordination and oversight for grant proposal development and submission and establishes requirements for accepting funds in support of a specific project or program. Support is offered in every step.

Specifically, our office helps identify potential public funding opportunities for faculty and staff, coordinates the development of funding proposals to avoid duplicate or conflicting efforts, suggests team members for interdisciplinary projects, facilitates proposal development team meetings, edits letters of intent, proposals and applications, drafts proposal narratives, personnel vitas and standard forms for principal investigator review and refinement. We help prepare and review grant budgets and budget narratives, confirm that grant application packets are complete, meet sponsor style guidelines and are consistent with university policies, shepherd grant application packets through Tarleton’s internal review process, and ensure grant applications are submitted on time. Support is also offered to Tarleton faculty members in regards to fulfilling the purposes and meeting the requirements of the sponsored agreement. The requirements included in these agreements usually specify time periods for expending funds and provisions for financial and technical reporting.

Additional Resources

Resources Anatomy of a RFA

Grant Submission Process

Center for Educational Excellence – ORI Assistance Organization

Grant Award Process

Research Contract Process

Notice of Intent to Seek External Funding

Roles and Responsibilities Matrix

Sponsored Projects Administration Procedures Manual

Limited Submission Review and Selection Process

Institutional Data Proposal Evaluation Form

Questions to Get You Started 

Budget Resources Fringe Benefit Rates

Indirect Cost Rate 

Graduate Student Employment Rates

Quick Reference Guide

Strategic Plans

FAQs and Additional Resources

How to Develop and Write a Grant Proposal by the Congressional Research Service

Current issue of Research Development and Grantwriting News – This will require logging in with your NTNET credentials.

Commonly Needed Institutional Information:

  • Institution Address: 1333. W. Washington Street, Stephenville, Tx 76401
  • Campus Locations: Stephenville. Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, Online
  • TSU Established Date: September 4, 1899; joined Texas A&M System in 1917
  • DUNS: 073161697