Washington University’s pre-award office reviews proposals according to the sponsor’s specific guidelines prior to submission. The Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS) provides institutional signature.* In addition, these offices are responsible for monitoring compliance with federal regulations and University and sponsoring agency policies and procedures regarding the management of non-financial aspects of sponsored programs.
* Please note that researchers are not authorized to sign or accept awards on behalf of the University.
The Research Gateway provides Washington University faculty and staff with efficient, single sign-on access to the resources necessary to propose, manage, and close-out research projects and satisfy compliance requirements.
Grants.gov Application Packet File Transfers
Due to inbox size limitations, email may not be the best mechanism for transferring a PureEdge or an Adobe Forms application package to the respective pre-award office. Moving a file from a departmental desktop computer to a central office via FTP (file transfer protocol) is available by clicking on the appropriate link below:
Application Packet Transfer to Danforth Campus Research Office
Application Packet Transfer to WUSM Grants & Contracts Office
PDS Log-in via the Research Gateway
Originally known as the Grants Budgeting (or G-Bud) System, the Proposal Development System (PDS) guides administrators in developing a sound and compliant budget. The system is intended to be flexible and comprehensive, yet streamlined. PDS has the capability to calculate cost sharing, a change in fiscal years, primary/joint appointments, and appropriate facilities and administrative (F&A) rates, and to submit electronically, system-to-system (S2S), via Grants.gov. Use of the PDS System is a required part of the University proposal review process. Departments and schools may structure the routing of budgets according to department, school, and University policies.