Loyola University Maryland

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Prepare/Submit a Grant Application

Submitting a Proposal

Any proposal that will result in a grant to Loyola must be routed before it is submitted to an external agency. This includes foundation or other proposals that include faculty time or resource commitments made on behalf of the University. Additionally, any proposal being submitted to fulfill the eligibility requirement for the Tenure-track Research Leave application process must also be routed.

Loyola's Routing Process
Loyola's Routing and Conflict of Interest Forms: PDF Routing Form and COI or Routing Form and Word COI.

Grant Handbook

This manual is designed to serve as a guide for those who are interested in seeking external funding for projects to be conducted at Loyola. It provides an overview of procedures for the development, submission, and management of funds awarded by external sponsors.

Preparing a Proposal

ORSP staff are always available to assist you at every stage of proposal development. Below are a few tools to get you started.

Helpful Presentations

Writing Successful Grants (A Twelve Step Program) (link)
Can We Talk? Contracting the Program Officer (link)
Grant-writing expert Robert Porter, Ph.D. presented a two-day workshop at Loyola in January 2016. View his helpful presentations.


Goals, Hypotheses, Research Questions, and Project Objectives (link)
Tips from Robert Porter, Ph.D. regarding how to begin an academic research project and set measurable goals and objectives. 

Grant Writing Exercise (link)
An exercise designed by Robert Porter, Ph.D. to help you begin your project. This is a great tool to use when you are in both the early stages of project formulation and before you begin writing your proposal.

Budget template (link)
This sample budget template serves as a generic guide to assist you in thinking through the items you will need to accomplish your project.

NSF Budget template (link)
Faculty members preparing proposals to the National Science Foundation should follow this template in planning through project expenses.

For more information and additional resources to assist with preparing an application please contact a member of the ORSP.