Proposal Initiation Form

The proposal initiation form is used to obtain the information about your planned proposal that will enable your Pre-Award Analyst to initiate your proposal in our work queues and systems.

The information on this form is the minimum needed to initiate a proposal, so please provide answers to all of the questions. This will also allow your Pre-Award Analyst to provide better and more focused proposal development assistance.

If you have any questions about this form, please reach out to the Grants Development office at

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Full name of the Cal Poly project principal investigator (PI).
PI's Cal Poly email address
Will this project have Cal Poly co-PIs?
Full name of the entity to whom Cal Poly will be submitting the proposal.
The prime sponsor is where the funds originate; ie, NSF, NIH, IBM.
Full name of the entity to whom Cal Poly will be submitting the proposal.
Is there a solicitation for this proposal?
Attach solicitation or sponsor request for information if applicable (5 MB maximum)
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx ppt pptx zip.
What type of submission deadline does this proposal have?
What is the proposal submission deadline?
Date that proposal is due to the sponsor.
Target date that you want the proposal submitted to the sponsor when there is no sponsor-required submission deadline.
Length of project in years/months
Is this project affiliated with an established CP campus center or institute? If so, please indicate which one.
If there are known external collaborators for this proposal, please indicate who they are and their involvement.
Please enter any other information you think would be helpful to your proposal analyst.
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