Proposal Support


Proposal Support from College of Forestry Research Office

Our office strives to give full support for initiating and submitting grants. Some grants take a lot of effort especially those that have large budgets, have subawards, or require match. Therefore, in order to receive full support from our office and to meet institutional routing timelines, you should contact our office to begin work on the EB3 budget at least one month prior to the deadline.  This is especially true for inexperienced PIs submitting major federal applications with large budgets involving outside institutional subawards.  We must have a final budget in our EB3 budget template and a fully compliant budget justification that we have reviewed and are ready for submission to OSRAA  no less than 10 days before a deadline

 If you have an unforeseen emergency proposal deadline and are unable to meet the timeline above, contact us immediately and we may require an explanation and involve your department head. Approval to go forward will be dependent on our current workload.  

 A reminder that all external funding entering OSU must be institutionally reviewed and approved. It is critical that you involve our office as soon as possible when in conversation with outside entities so we can determine the appropriate mechanism to bring funds in (i.e. OSRAA, ARF, OSUF, PCCM).  All budgets, regardless of funding mechanism, should be reviewed by our office prior to sending out to external entities to ensure all appropriate costs have been included.


Link to Cayuse Research Suite 

Login using your ONID username and password.


Proposal Guidelines & Information


CoF Budget Template

Please contact the CoF Research Office if you would like us to build a budget for you -- we're located in 378 Peavy Forest Science Center, or you can phone Melora Park at 7-1586.

  • EB3 -- auto-fills and auto-calculates fields based on current guidelines; includes travel worksheet (please utilize). (updated 9/7/2021).  


CoF Tools

  • Odo -  generic budget justification template generator by agency from current version of the EB3 (please note you must edit template output to fit your budget).  This is a MS Excel Visual Basic tool.  Contact CoFRO if you need assistance.  Version 4.0.1  updated 4/25/19

Office of Sponsored Research and Award Administration (OSRAA) 


NSF Templates and Documents

SciENcv FAQs - for biographical sketches and current & pending docs (updated Sep 27, 2021)

NSF PDF fillable forms - FAQs -  biographical sketch and current & pending docs

* The National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated the National Institutes of Health’s SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) as an NSF-approved format for submission of biographical sketch(es) and Current and Pending Support docs and is encouraging its use to prepare a biographical sketches and current and pending support docs for inclusion in proposals to NSF.   NSF has supplied fillable PDF forms as an alternative. Use of an NSF-approved format is required).

NSF Fastlane Link

NSF Link 

  • Your fastlane user name is typically your last name
  • Forgot your NSF ID # (9 digits)?  Lookup your ID here.


NIFA AFRI Templates and Documents


Data Management Plans 


PostAward Support

Once your award has been signed and you have an index, please contact FOBC postaward for questions.