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Faculty Proposal Development

CECAS Proposal Development

The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences 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.



As of July 1 the Office of Sponsored Programs required the use of InfoEd for all grant proposal submissions and approvals.  To facilitate this our office asked that the faculty start their proposal records  in InfoEd.  After reviewing this process,  we have decided that to insure efficiency and accuracy it would be best if your grants administrators started all proposals records in InfoEd.  This means that faculty will be responsible only for proposal approvals in InfoEd. Click here to access the Reviewer Dashboard Instructions.

Please go back to our old system of Submission Notification either via  the following website, or by sending an email to and letting us know the submission date and sponsor.

 Your assigned grants administrator will handle all InfoEd input and approval routing.

Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate this new electronic approval process.  If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

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.

2015 - June 23/24

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.