Project Development

Project Development

The LSI Project Development (PD) team facilitates the grant proposal and reporting process for external research funding in the areas of human development, education, and health. If you plan to submit a sponsored project through LSI, the pre-proposal or proposal must be reviewed, approved, and submitted by the LSI PD team. This includes all proposals and any pre-proposals that include budget information or contractual language, or that require institutional approval. Review is required to ensure that proposed budgets are accurate and that the proposed scope of work is in compliance with applicable federal regulations governing sponsored projects, university policies, and funding agency guidelines. LSI PD provides a number of services, including:

  • Preparing proposal budgets and budget justifications
  • Reviewing proposals for compliance with federal, state, university, and funding agency guidelines
  • Populating proposal application forms
  • Compiling and submitting proposals and reports via our internal system, online agency portals, email, and FedEx
  • Serving as a liaison for investigators with KUCR and funding agencies

Contact us at for assistance with grant proposals, budget preparation, letters of intent, contract execution, annual and final grant reporting, no-cost extensions, and non-automatic PI status designation.

Useful Links

*If you have questions about any of these subjects,
please start by contacting the LSI Project Development Team at


Detailed Table of Fringe Benefits

Fringe Benefits

Graduate Student Tuition and Fees

GSA Per Diem Rates

HR Job Title Table (with Salary Ranges)

US Dept of State Foreign Per Diem Rates


Haskell Indian Nations University Collaboration Process (pdf)

KUMC Research Institute: Information Often Requested

Conflict of Interest Reporting

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest Requirements for PHS-Compliant Agencies

Cost-Sharing Cost Sharing on Sponsored Projects (KU Policy)

Funding Funding Opportunities

Internal Funding


Graduate Students

Benefits Available to Graduate Research Assistants, Graduate Teaching Assistants and Graduate Assistants (KU Policy)

GRA, GTA, and GA Appointments: General Guidelines and Eligibility (KU Policy)

Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs) and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Compliance (GRAs may not be appointed at greater than 72.5% FTE, or 29 hours per week) (KU Policy)

Indirect Costs Facilities and Administration (F&A) Rate Agreements

Facilities and Administrative Costs Return Policy (KU Policy)

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)/Animal Subjects

Animal Care and Use in Research: Overview

Animal Care Unit

Animal Care Unit, Frequently Asked Questions

Animal Care Unit, Policies and Procedures

Animals, Care and Use of in Research and Education (KU Policy)

Per Diem Rates by Species

Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Human Subjects

About the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

eCompliance: Electronic IRB Submission and Management System

Human Subjects Compliance Tutorial

Human Subjects, Use of in Research (KU Policy)


IRB Policies and Guidance

IRB Submissions Investigator Documents

Limited-Submission Proposals

Institutional Endorsement of Proposals when Submissions are Limited by External Funding Agency (KU Policy)

Limited Submission Opportunities

PI Status

Principal Investigator Designation

Principal Investigator Status Policy (KU Policy)

Proposal Preparation Data Management Plan Tool

Grants Lifecycle

KUCR Frequently Needed Information and Identifiers

Proposal Evaluation and External Review (PEER) Proposal

Preparation and Submission, Guidelines For (KU Policy)

Proposal Preparation, Institutional Support of (KU Policy)

Provisional Awards Provisional Sponsored-Project Award Establishment (KU Policy)


Jessica Black-Magnussen
Associate Director of Project Development
Phone: 785-864-0597

Basgall_a_3.jpgAshly LoBurgio Basgall
Grant Coordinator
Phone: 785-864-1282

Diana Borodina
Grant Coordinator
Phone: 785-864-6677

Jeanette Spencer
Grant Coordinator
Phone: 785-864-0743