Faculty research support

Proposal development and processing support are available to all College of Science faculty, staff, and students preparing sponsored project proposals. The Grant Support Team will help you regardless of how close you are to the deadline. Please be aware that assistance may be limited in cases where advance notice of the proposal was not given. To maximize the use of these resources, please contact us as soon as possible.

Danny Sierra

Danny Sierra

Grants & Projects Analyst
dsierra@unr.edu(775) 682-8786

Heidi Eskew

Heidi Eskew

Coordinator, Research Grants
heskew@unr.edu | (775) 682-8794

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 UNR 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. The most common agencies and types of registration needed are shown below:

    If you already have an ID from a previous institution/organization, your ID name and password will remain the same; however, the primary organization and email address will need to be updated before a proposal can be submitted. Please update your profile within the sponsor’s website. If you need guidance, please contact Danny Sierra ( dsierra@unr.edu) in the College of Science Dean’s Office.

    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 Science proposal support

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

    Notify Danny Sierra (dsierra@unr.edu), Grants & Projects Analyst, 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.

    • Verify you have InfoEd access (you must have completed InfoEd training)
    • Create InfoEd file and enter preliminary data (Danny Sierra, Grants & Projects Analyst, 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

Legal name and institution numbers

  • Legal name: Board of Regents, NSHE, obo University of Nevada, Reno
  • DUNS number: 14-651-5460
  • Nevada Legislative District: NV-002
  • Employee Identification Number (EIN)/University Tax ID#: 88-6000024
  • EIN for DHHS: 188-6000024A1

F&A (indirect cost) rates

Activity Rate
Research, on-campus 44%
Research, off-campus (specific requirements apply) 26%
Instruction 51.3%
Other sponsored activity 35%

Fringe benefit rates

Employee status Rate
Professional* 31.6%
Classified 45%
Graduate Assistant** 12.1%
Letter of Appointment 10.2%
Wages*** 2.3%

*Also use the Professional rate for post docs and faculty EDA (with retirement).

**Graduate assistant health insurance is included in the 12.1% fringe rate.

***Use the Wages rate for student and hourly wages or faculty overload (without retirement).