Submitting Your CORE Grant Application
All CORE grant applications must be submitted electronically via proposalCENTRAL, our online application submission site.
- Letter of Intent (LOI) to be submitted electronically by midnight Eastern Standard Time on December 15th. (If Dec 15 falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the Monday after).
- Electronic submission of application by midnight Eastern Standard Time on January 15th. (If Jan 15 falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the Monday after).
- Late applications will not be accepted. CORE expects all applications to be submitted on time.
Electronic Submission of LOI and Application
Do your homework:
- Take the time to familiarize yourself with proposalCENTRAL. We suggest if you haven't used it before to review the "tutorial for submitting applications: under the "Related Files" link to the right.
- Be very familiar with the funding opportunity announcements of the grant you are applying for. Each grant has a 4-5 page eligibility document that can be downloaded from the Funding Opportunities page (currently under construction).
- Review the CORE Frequently Asked Questions (currently being updated).
Visit CORE Grant Tips for the Principal Investigator for helpful information.
Develop a submission plan
Institution administrators and principal investigators should work together to come up with a submission plan. Think about:
- What grant/award will you be applying for? Will you need to apply for IRB/IACUC approval?
- Who will be responsible for completing the different forms within the application? Approach your mentor(s)/chair and let him/her know you'll need a letter of support or letter of recommendation early.
- How will the application file be shared between different contributors (e.g. email attachment, placed on shared drive, copied to portable media)?
- When must the forms be completed in order to allow time for the actual submission?
Prepare to submit
Electronic submission requires Grants/Contracts Officials to register your institution with https://proposalcentral.altum.com/Login.asp. Principal Investigators (PIs) will also need to make sure they are registered. Tutorials for how to register your institution or yourself as a PI are provided at the bottom of the proposalCENTRAL login webpage.