Summary: Proposal Review Checklist for Research Administrators
Principal Investigator (PI)
Is the PI clearly identified in the proposal?
Does the proposal coversheet minimally provide her/his name, phone, email address for contacting?
Is the PI a full time faculty member?
Does the PI have an actual or potential financial conflict of interest in relationship to externally sponsored
Other Faculty or Researchers Involved
Are additional faculty or researchers participating in the proposed project?
In what capacity would they participate (co-investigators, research associates)?
What indication do you have that they have agreed to be involved in the project?
Are all salaried positions actually employees of your institution?
Department and College Approval
Have the department chair, dean and/or other appropriate official reviewed the proposal and approved the
levels of effort and commitment in space and resources required for the project?
Type of Application
Is this proposal a new application, a competitive renewal, a noncompetitive renewal, a supplemental request
or a budget revision?
Is the application for a federal grant or contract?