Student Proposal Timeline


2 months before the due date

  • Identify program and read solicitation and instructions
  • Receive approval to apply from faculty mentor
  • Complete any necessary training (e.g., CITI, human subjects)
  • Notify Grants Administrator (see below) of intent to apply
  • Contact UChicagoGRAD for writing support
  • Begin writing narrative

1 month before the due date

  • Compile supplementary documents (e.g., biosketches, letters)
  • Finalize budget and budget justification

2 weeks before the due date

  • Send final application documents to Grants Administrator
  • Submit COI assurance in AURA (student and mentor)
  • Grants Administrator routes proposal to University Research Administration (URA) for compliance review

1 week before the due date

  • Address all URA comments
  • Send any corrected documents and final narrative to Grants Administrator
  • Review PDF of final proposal package
  • Confirm proposal is ready for submission
  • URA submits proposal

SSD Grant Administrator Contacts

(Students in Economics or IMB should utilize their in-unit grant administrator, noted below)

For NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: Use this form to initiate proposal process

For questions, contact: Holly Jaffey

For all other applications, including APSA and ASA DDRIG:
Dean Clason

Students in Economics or with a Faculty Mentor in the Institute for Mind and Biology:

Economics: Crystal Taylor-Nevils

Institute for Mind and Biology: Anissha L. Warner