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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 by email our Certified Research Administrators and/or our editor in 113 Riggs for assistance. Research Administrators provide assistance with the 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 Office of Sponsored Programs requires the use of InfoEd for all grant proposal submissions and approvals. After reviewing this process, our office has decided that it would be best to ensure efficiency and accuracy if your grants administrators began all proposals records in InfoEd. This means that faculty will be responsible only for proposal approvals in InfoEd. View the Reviewer Dashboard Instructions.

Please reference our original system of submission notifications or via email to and let us know the submission date and sponsor.

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

Conflict of Interest

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

All PIs must complete this disclosure form and the CITI training to receive certification by the Clemson University Conflict of Interest in Research office prior to any proposal submission.

These requirements apply to those projects who are responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of the research, specifically faculty, post-docs, grad/undergrad, students, advisors, and staff.

Clemson University PI Certification

All Principal Investigators and Co-Principal Investigators must be certified in order to submit and participate in a sponsored program proposal. Timely completion of this convenient online process in advance of submission will expedite proposal submissions.

This online certification process takes less than 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.

Clemson Elevate

Clemson Elevate is a strategic plan focused on the future and challenges facing South Carolina, the nation, and the world in the 21st century.

  • Increase awarded doctoral degrees
  • Support state economic development
  • Provide high-impact research opportunities
  • Double underrepresented instructional faculty
  • Increase annual research proposal submissions
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