Proposal and Budget Preparation
This course is for administrators at all levels who want to improve their abilities to develop, prepare, route and process proposals and proposal budgets. It will help you develop an understanding of Stanford and sponsor requirements related to proposals. It was created with subject matter experts from DOR, OSR, ERA, Independent labs, H&S.
*Required for a Cardinal Curriculum Level 2 Certificate
Work at Your Own Pace
We divided the material into modules so you can fit the course into your life. You don’t have to read all the modules at once, although many people do. You can come and go in whatever way works for you. You can go back and review modules anytime before you take the final test to receive credit. You can audit the course material if you do not want to receive credit. It is an always available desktop reference.
After you complete this online course, you are required to attend three hour hands on workshop to extend and reinforce your learning. You will apply the concepts you learned online with guidance from instructors who will answer your questions and flesh out some of the nuances in the topics. It is offered on specific dates each month. When you complete the online course you will be prompted to register for the workshop.
*Required for a Cardinal Curriculum Level 2 Certificate: Proposal Preparation Companion Workshop DOR 1501
Elective for a Cardinal Curriculum Level 2 Certificate: Budget Preparation Companion Workshop DOR 1502
How to Get The Most From This Course
To begin learning, use the navigation menu on the right side of every page where each module is listed. Read the learning objectives. Answer the self-assessment questions at the beginning of each module to find gaps in your knowledge of the topics covered in that module.
Read the information in each module at your own pace. Go back as many times as you like to review if you don't understand. Answer the questions in the sections titled Check for Understanding. Keep a list of questions to take to the workshop.
Open the links and documents located at the bottom of each page in the section titled Related Items. This will help you get familiar with the DoResearch website which is the most comprehensive resource for research administration at Stanford. Research administration is complicated, so knowing where to get current accurate information that is vetted by the University is key. Subject matter experts from all parts of the University contribute and update the content daily. The website is sponsored by the Dean of Research.
- Proposal and Budget Preparation: Introduction
- Proposal and Budget Preparation: Plan and Develop the Proposal
- Proposal and Budget Preparation: Develop the Budget
- Proposal and Budget Preparation: Department Review
- Proposal and Budget Preparation: Finalize and Submit the Proposal to the Sponsor
- Proposal and Budget Preparation: Submitting and Monitoring
- Proposal and Budget Preparation: Final Test