Submitting Your CORE Grant Application

Submitting Your CORE Grant Application

All CORE grant applications must be submitted electronically via proposalCENTRAL, our online application submission site.

Submission Dates

  • 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.