The Office of Sponsored Programs

Proposal Central

proposalCENTRAL is a web-based grant management service for proposal submission and review. proposalCENTRAL has over 20 participating non-profit, state, and private grant-makers, offering 140 grant programs. The participating grantmakers all use proposalCENTRAL’s services to facilitate the application and review process. Participants include the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and the UCOP California Breast Cancer Research Program, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, and Universitywide AIDS Research Program.

START EARLY especially if you are using proposalCENTRAL for the first time.

Starting the proposalCENTRAL process

Register for proposalCentral

Applicants need to register only once to apply for any of the programs offered in proposalCENTRAL.

The applicant institution is The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Read the proposalCENTRAL guidance on Registering and Completing Your Professional Profile for more information. If you have already registered, log in to the system.

Program, access agency guidelines and application

Open solicitations are listed on proposalCENTRAL, along with links to agency guidelines. Find the program you wish to apply for and click on “Apply Now” in the “Apply” column on the right to see the application package and begin work on your proposal. The application is available after entering proposal information.

Read the proposalCENTRAL Prepare and Submit a Proposal guidance or refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more information. If you need more help, please contact OSP.

Complete the application

To work on your application, go to the “Manage Proposals” button at the top left after logging in.

Campus information must be provided for Proposal Section 3 “Enable Other Users to Access this Proposal” on the right menu:

The OSP Director is the signing official.

The Contracts and Grants Director is the fiscal contact.

The Contracting Officer must have “Edit” access. Please follow up as soon as possible with the Contracting Officer to ensure that s/he can access your proposal as they sometimes do not come up due to certain errors.

When you have added access to the above, all other information is complete, and you are ready to submit, click on “Print Cover/Signature Pages”. Click the “Print Signature Pages and Attached PDFs” button to print the signature pages plus attached PDF files. Follow the program guidelines for any additional requirements for printing and submitting any other proposal information in the hard-copy submission

If you have already clicked “Submit” but need to revise the application before final submission, you can click “Unsubmit” and edit the application.

Departmental and OSP review

Submit a printed copy of the application, the Cover/Signature Page, and your proposal routing form to your departmental administrator for review.  This includes documentation of collaborative subagreements.

Email your signed routing form, any subagreement information, and Cover/Signature page to OSP. The Contracting Officer will pull the application directly from the system, sign the Cover/Signature Page, and upload it back into the system.

Submit application to the agency

Once the C.O. has signed and uploaded the signature page, either you or the C.O. may submit the proposal to the agency. This should be communicated in writing before submission to ensure there is no confusion.