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Faculty Proposal Development

CES Proposal Development

The College of Engineering and Science Proposal Development office is a decentralized, service-oriented unit that assists faculty with pre-awards activities.

Before starting your proposal please contact our Certified Research Administrators and/or our editor in 113 Riggs for assistance. Our Research Administrators provide assistance with sponsor and internal forms, budget development and ensure compliance with sponsors' guidelines. Our Proposal Editor gathers information, writes text, provides advice about sponsor policies, provides templates, and edits proposals.

Please include the sponsor, due date, and any proposal materials. You will be assigned to one of our Research Administrators and receive a confirmation email.


The use of InfoEd PD is required starting July 1, 2014. During the past year, the Office of Sponsored Programs has been planning for the implementation of InfoEd PD, an electronic proposal routing and submission system. OSP support centers have been using "PD" on a voluntary basis since February 2014. Beginning July 1, PD will be used exclusively for all grant proposal submissions to external sponsors. Please contact our office if you have any questions.

InfoED PD Training Schedule. Training for Clemson University's new electronic proposal system, InfoEd PD, will be offered Tuesdays at 3 pm and Wednesdays at 10 am on the following dates for the 2014-15 academic year.

2014 - August 26/27, September 23/24, October 28/29, November 25/26

2015 - January 27/28, February 24/25. March 24/25, April 28/29, May 26/27, June 23/24

2014-2015 URGC Call for proposals - Clemson University is currently accepting proposals for its 2014–15 URGC Project Completion Grant Program. Funds are available to tenured faculty, tenure-track faculty, and faculty emeriti for the purpose of finishing a project that will further their scholarly endeavors. Proposals are due by 4:30pm on September 17, 2014.

Conflict of Interest

Federal Regulations require all investigators who submit grant applications to Public Health Service agencies (AHRQ, ATSDR, CDC, FDA, HRSA, HIS, NIH, OIG, SAMHSA) to have completed a Financial Conflict of Interest in Research Disclosure Form and the 30-minute CITI training module on Financial Conflict of Interest before submiting an application to a PHS agency.

Clemson University cannot submit applications if the PI has not completed the disclosure form or the CITI training and received certification by the Clemson University Conflict of Interest in Research office.

These requirements apply to all individuals on a project who are responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of the reserach. This could include faculty, post-docs, grad/undergrad, students, advisors, and staff.

COI Forms and Information

Clemson University PI Certification

Effective January 1, 2009, ALL Principal Investigators and Co-Principal Investigators must be certified in order to submit and participate in a sponsored programs proposal. Timely completion of this convenient on-line process in advance of submission will expedite proposal submissions.

This on-line certification process takes less that two hours total to complete. Each module can be completed independently.Proposals submitted without the required certification will be delayed until the certification process is completed.

PI Certification Program - A valid university ID and password will be required to access the program.