Faculty and Staff Resources
The general procedures for submitting proposals are listed below. Each college/unit may have additional procedures for proposal development and submission; therefore, check with your department and college to determine if additional steps are required.
|Contact SPA for assistance in identifying funding sources and acquiring guidelines on specific programs and development of a preliminary and/or full proposal.|
|After completing a rough draft of the proposal, contact SPA to set up an appointment to discuss and develop the budget, receive guidance on completing required forms and answers to any general questions still remaining before submitting the formal proposal.|
|A completed Internal Approval Form must accompany all proposals submitted by The University of Southern Mississippi on behalf of any faculty/staff member. The project director is responsible for obtaining the signatures of the department chair, dean, if applicable. SPA staff will assist you in completing this form, if needed, during your budget development discussions.|
|To serve you most effectively, we ask that you deliver the completed proposal to SPA 5-10 working days prior to the submission deadline. SPA staff will process, copy, and mail the proposal. The project director should verify with SPA staff whether they have all the necessary information for processing the proposal.|
|Award notification or declination generally takes several months. If the project director receives agency correspondence relating to the proposal, please check to ensure that the same copy was forwarded to SPA.|
|Should you receive a declination, we highly encourage you to obtain the "reviewers' comments" on your proposal. Some agencies will send them automatically; however, since this information is confidential, you may need to request in writing to receive them from the funding source. Foundations may be more reluctant in sharing this type of information, but you should always ask. In addition, if you are notified personally concerning the status of your proposal, please forward this information to SPA in order to insure proper continuation or closure of the account.|
General Information for Proposals
Some of the more frequently requested information follows. Be sure to contact your SPA Grants Administrator early in the proposal process, to ensure that your application contains accurate information and meets the sponsor's requirements.
- Applicant Legal Entity: The University of Southern Mississippi
- Type of Organization: public, nonprofit, educational nonmedical
- Federal Employer Identification Number: 64-6000818
- DUNS #: 623335775
- U.S. Congressional District: 4th
- MS House District: 104th
- MS Senate District: 45th
- County: Forrest
Additional information is available on our our FAQs page.
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Faculty and researchers may take advantage of a variety of workshops, seminars and events sponsored by SPA. Education and outreach events include:
General grantsmanship and SPA services:
Program workshops, such as:
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Events with sponsor and program officials
New faculty orientation
For additional information on SPA sponsored events, please contact our Information Specialist at email@example.com or (601)-266-4119.