Pre-Grant Support

Pre-Grant Support

While each grant submission is different, below are general guidelines used for commonly asked grant support questions. Our grant specialist is here to provide support to all faculty throughout the grant process.

The College of Education is committed to providing proposal development and processing support to our faculty, staff, and students preparing sponsored project proposals, that are not being processed through a Center.  To maximize the use of our resources, please contact us as soon as possible.  

Proposal Submission Process

  • Step 1: Before you begin

    Please note the following elements are required for you to be able to successfully process and submit a proposal to a funding agency:

    InfoEd Training

    All faculty must attend an InfoEd training session hosted by Sponsored Projects prior to getting access to create a proposal file in the InfoEd system. Sponsored Projects conducts training sessions throughout the year. For a training schedule, access this link:

    InfoEd Training Schedule

    or contact Erika Waday (ewaday@unr.edu) directly.

    Conflict of Interest Disclosure

    All faculty must complete an annual conflict of interest disclosure. This can be accomplished via the InfoEd system by selecting the ‘External Interests’ box on your InfoEd home page, and following the instructions within.

    Individual Registrations

    A few submission systems require an individual registration prior to the submission of any proposal. For other submission systems, please verify within the solicitation announcement about any individual registration or profile required to successfully respond to a solicitation.

  • Step 2: College of Education proposal support

    Begin this step as soon as you decide to submit a proposal.

    Notify Brendi Gertsma, Pre-Grant Support Specialist, via email and include:

    • Funding announcement link or copy
    • Draft budget and justification
    • Any preliminary questions

    If you would like InfoEd assistance, email the following items:

    SP-SUB-1 Subcontractor information (if applicable), including: SP-SUB-1 Subrecipient Proposal Assurance Form (link below), scope of work, budget, and budget justification

    Subrecipient Proposal Assurance Form

  • Step 3: InfoEd & other sponsor applications

    All proposals (regardless of sponsor) require an InfoEd file to be created, including agencies/organizations that contact you directly stating that they would like to give you funding.

    • Verify you have InfoEd access (you must have completed InfoEd training)
    • Create InfoEd file and enter preliminary data (Brendi Gertsma, Pre-Grant Support Specialist, can complete this step for you if information is provided)
    • Once InfoEd file is complete, hit “Submit for Final Review”
    • Proposal Support Team will receive the file for subsequent review and processing for signatures

    Note: Grants.gov system-to-system proposals must include detailed budget in InfoEd; all others may only include cumulative costs. For NSF proposals, enter details in Fastlane.

  • Step 4: Sponsored projects

    This step will automatically begin with the receipt of the InfoEd file at Sponsored Projects (SP).

    • SP receives the approved InfoEd file and makes initial contacts with the PI
    • SP reviews all file documents for University and Sponsor compliance
    • SP will submit any questions or clarifications needed to the PI via email
    • Once approved by SP, the PI will be asked for permission to submit the proposal to the sponsor

Commonly Used Application Information

Looking for commonly used application information like F&A (Indirect Cost) Rates, legal name and institution numbers, or fringe benefit rates?

Pre-Grant Support Specialist

Pre-Grant Support
Brendi Gertsma
Brendi Gertsma
Accounting Assistant III, Raggio Research Center
(775) 784-1047
WRB 4001
3553