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 lsipd@ku.edu 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 LSIPD@ku.edu

Budgeting

Detailed Table of Fringe Benefits
http://payroll.ku.edu/fringe-benefit-rates

Fringe Benefits
http://research.ku.edu/proposal_budget_preparation_fringe_benefits

Graduate Student Tuition and Fees
http://research.ku.edu/graduate_student_resident_tuition_fees

GSA Per Diem Rates
https://www.gsa.gov/travel/plan-book/per-diem-rates

HR Job Title Table (with Salary Ranges)
https://humanresources.ku.edu/job-title-table

US Dept of State Foreign Per Diem Rates
https://aoprals.state.gov/web920/per_diem.asp

Collaborations

Haskell Indian Nations University Collaboration Process (pdf)
http://diversity.ku.edu/sites/diversity.drupal.ku.edu/files/docs/ku-haskell-memorandum-of-understanding-20120410.pdf

KUMC Research Institute: Information Often Requested
http://www.kumc.edu/kumcri/sponsored-programs-administration/proposal-development/information-often-requested.html

Conflict of Interest Reporting

Conflict of Interest
https://research.ku.edu/conflict_of_interest

Conflict of Interest Requirements for PHS-Compliant Agencies
http://research.ku.edu/conflict-interest-phs-compliant-agencies

Cost-Sharing Cost Sharing on Sponsored Projects (KU Policy)
https://policy.ku.edu/research/costsharing

Funding Funding Opportunities
http://research.ku.edu/find-funding

Internal Funding
http://research.ku.edu/internal-funding

Pivot/ProQuest
http://research.ku.edu/pivot-proquest-database

Graduate Students

Benefits Available to Graduate Research Assistants, Graduate Teaching Assistants and Graduate Assistants (KU Policy)
http://policy.ku.edu/graduate-studies/benefits-for-GRAs-GTAs-GAs

GRA, GTA, and GA Appointments: General Guidelines and Eligibility (KU Policy)
http://policy.ku.edu/graduate-studies/GRA-GTA-GA-guidelines-eligibility

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)
http://policy.ku.edu/human-resources/graduate-research-assistants-aca-compliance

Indirect Costs Facilities and Administration (F&A) Rate Agreements http://research.ku.edu/facilities-administration-rates

Facilities and Administrative Costs Return Policy (KU Policy) http://policy.ku.edu/research/facilities-costs-return

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

Animal Care and Use in Research: Overview
https://research.ku.edu/animal-care-use-research

Animal Care Unit https://research.ku.edu/animal-care-unit

Animal Care Unit, Frequently Asked Questions
https://acu-intranet.drupal.ku.edu/frequently-asked-questions

Animal Care Unit, Policies and Procedures
https://acu-intranet.drupal.ku.edu/policies-procedures

Animals, Care and Use of in Research and Education (KU Policy) https://policy.ku.edu/research/animal-care-research-and-education

Per Diem Rates by Species
https://acu-intranet.drupal.ku.edu/fy17-diem-rates-species

Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Human Subjects

About the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) http://research.ku.edu/about-hrpp

eCompliance: Electronic IRB Submission and Management System
http://research.ku.edu/ecompliance

Human Subjects Compliance Tutorial
http://research.ku.edu/human-subjects-compliance-training

Human Subjects, Use of in Research (KU Policy)
http://policy.ku.edu/research/human-subjects

IRB FAQs
http://research.ku.edu/ecompliance_frequently_asked_questions

IRB Policies and Guidance
http://research.ku.edu/human_subjects_committee_lawrence_policies_guidance

IRB Submissions Investigator Documents
http://research.ku.edu/hscl_forms_documents

Limited-Submission Proposals

Institutional Endorsement of Proposals when Submissions are Limited by External Funding Agency (KU Policy)
http://policy.ku.edu/research/institutional-endorsement

Limited Submission Opportunities
http://research.ku.edu/limited-submissions

PI Status

Principal Investigator Designation
https://research.ku.edu/principal_investigator_designation

Principal Investigator Status Policy (KU Policy)
http://policy.ku.edu/research/principal-investigator-status-policy

Proposal Preparation Data Management Plan Tool
https://dmptool.org/

Grants Lifecycle
https://research.ku.edu/grants-process

KUCR Frequently Needed Information and Identifiers
http://research.ku.edu/identifiers_federal_ids_KUCR_University_Kansas

Proposal Evaluation and External Review (PEER) http://research.ku.edu/proposal-evaluation-and-external-review Proposal

Preparation and Submission, Guidelines For (KU Policy) http://policy.ku.edu/research/proposal-prep-submission

Proposal Preparation, Institutional Support of (KU Policy) http://policy.ku.edu/research/proposal-prep-institutional-support

Provisional Awards Provisional Sponsored-Project Award Establishment (KU Policy)
http://policy.ku.edu/research/provisional-sponsored-project-award-establishment

Staff

Jessica Black-Magnussen
Associate Director of Project Development
Phone: 785-864-0597
Email: jessica@ku.edu

Basgall_a_3.jpgAshly LoBurgio Basgall
Grant Coordinator
Phone: 785-864-1282
Email: abasgall@ku.edu

Diana Borodina
Grant Coordinator
Phone: 785-864-6677
Email: dborodina@ku.edu

jones_j.jpgJamie Jones
Grant Coordinator
Phone: 785-864-8166
Email: jamiejones@ku.edu

Jeanette Spencer
Grants Specialist/Contracts
Phone: 785-864-4295
Email: jmspenc@ku.edu