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This Proposal Preparation Guide contains important information intended to assist faculty and staff in the preparation of sponsored-project applications. 

Developing a new proposal begins when you decide to apply to a specific funding opportunity. For competitive proposals, the process can take from one to twelve months, depending on the number of collaborators involved and the complexity of the project as well as sponsor requirements. We recommend starting the process at least 6-8 weeks prior to the sponsor's due date when possible. Note: Your department or school/college grants office may require even more lead time.

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