Proposal Review and Submission Services

Pre-Award Research Administrators in the Office of Pre-Award Services (OPAS) provide the following support services and expertise:

  • Review and submit proposals on behalf of the university as delegated by the university’s Board of Trustees
  • Review and submit Just-in-Time requests, NIH progress reports, and revised budgets
  • Critically analyze sponsor program solicitations, guidelines, and policies
  • Review proposals for compliance with sponsor guidelines, federal and state law, university policies, procedures, and compliance regulations
  • Carefully review and analyze the budget and budget justification for accuracy, congruency, reasonableness of cost, allocability, and allowability as well as compliance with sponsor guidelines, federal and state regulations, and university policies and procedures
  • Act as content and sponsor submission systems expert and liaison with sponsoring agencies
  • Monitor sponsor webpages and listservs for changes and updates to policies and procedures and communicate developments to the university’s research community
  • Work closely with colleagues in the Office of Post-Award Management (OPAM) to support and co-manage the lifecycle of a sponsored project from proposal development, review and submission through OPAM’s management of the award
  • Support the review and submission of large complex sponsored projects in collaboration with the Office of Project Management and Training and the Office of Research Development

Contact information

OPAS Pre-Award Research Administrators with review and submission responsibilities carry caseloads based on sponsor. See the OPAS Reviewer Assignments for more information and contact information.

Location: 100 Venture Way, Suite 201, Hadley, MA  01035-9450