Grant Proposal Information

Applicant Organization:
Clemson University

Office of Sponsored Programs
300 Brackett Hall, Box 345702
Clemson, SC 29634-5702
Phone: 864-656-2424
Fax: 864-656-0881

Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR):

R. Larry Dooley, Ph.D., Interim Vice President for Research
DUNS Number: 04-262-9816

Employer Identification Number (EIN): 57-6000254

Cognizant Government Audit Agency:

Office of Audits
Kansas City, MO 64105
Fax: 816-374-6727

What to Send

Please Send Information to

All proposals reviewed by GSS will require the following information, unless sponsor guidelines specify otherwise:

  • Scope of Work (Proposal Narrative)

  • Itemized Budget

  • Itemized Budget Justification

  • All forms, appendices, etc requested by the sponsor's guidelines

  • Proposal Processing Form signed by the Principal Investigator, co-Principal Investigators, and Department Heads (GSS is responsible for obtaining the Dean level signatures).

If one of these requirements is not needed, GSS will notify the principal investigator. Otherwise, all of the above elements are required. If they are not present, the proposal will take considerably longer to process, as the missing elements will have to be obtained. 

Electronic submissions via FastLane (NSF), email,, and other online grant systems will be directly submitted to the sponsor by GSS or OSP and are not to be submitted by the principal investigator.

Proposal information is to be submitted to GSS at least four (4) working days in advance of the deadline.
For more information about the time required for GSS processing, please review our Timeline Policy.


Proposal Processing Form (PDF)
Clemson University's internal grant processing form. This form must accompany all grant submissions. It requires your (PI) signature and that of your department head. GSS will obtain all dean level signatures after comprehensive proposal review.

Cost Share Form (PDF)
Clemson University's cost share documentation form. This form must accompany the processing form for grant submissions that involve University matching funds.

Risk Project Request Form (PDF)
Internal Clemson form to request a risk project account number for a pending grant project.

Need a form you don't see here? Contact your grants coordinator or visit the Office of Sponsored Programs.