Preaward Administration

General Information and Procedures



  • Subrecipient or Vendor?
    If you would like to engage an individual as a consultant on your application, you must complete this form to indicate that he/she is in fact a consultant (who will invoice us for services rendered) and not a subrecipient (with whom we would enter into a consortium arrangement).

Resource Information for Investigators and Staff

  • Common Questions
    What is a gift, grant, contract, clinical trial, and sponsored research agreement?
  • NIH - Office of Extramural Research
    Provides the leadership, oversight, tools, and guidance needed to administer and manage NIH grants policies and operations. Their resources can offer you vital assistance in applying for funding, the first step in reaching your research goals. Their site provides links and information about funding opportunities, forms and applications, and policies.
  • NIH - Forms & Applications
    Includes application guides and forms to be used with all competing applications for research.
  • eRA Commons
    The Electronic Research Administration (eRA) Commons is a virtual meeting place where NIH extramural grantee organizations, grantees, and the public can receive and transmit information about the administration of biomedical and behavioral research. The eRA Commons is divided into both unrestricted and restricted portions that provide for public and confidential information, respectively.
  • is your source to find and apply for federal grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community. Learn more about and determine if you are eligible for grant opportunities offered on this site.
  • Grant Writing Tips
    Links to helpful information and tutorials from the NIH.
  • Extramural Research-Glossary of Terms ‌
    Contains commonly used terms and definitions in research that help newcomers (investigators and staff) in understanding grants administration.