School of Integrative Biology

School of Integrative Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

For Faculty & Staff

School of Integrative Biology
Business Office Operations and Services

Research Grant Submission

Our goal is work with grant applicants to aid in the submission of research grant applications to federal and private agencies.  The Business Office will serve as the primary contact for Campus (Pre-Award Processing and Post-Award Accounting) and Principal Investigators.

Proposal Processing

Please contact the Business Office as soon as possible when preparing a grant application.  The Business Office will work directly with budget development and provide advice on proposal preparation. is now the primary mechanism for electronic submission of federal research grant applications.  We will assist in obtaining the correct form set, downloading application files, and submitting the completed files to Campus for processing.  This submission mechanism operates via electronic file transfer from Campus to  After a series of validations, transmits the electronic application to the relevant federal agency.  System errors have been none to exist in either the transmission from Campus to or from to the Agency.  It is important to allow extra processing time for Campus prior to the Agency deadline.  Campus prefers to receive these applications at least 7 business days prior to the due date to allow for full review and submission.  This extra time aims to allow for re-submission needs due to system errors or problems.

Submissions of proposals via NSF FastLane will continue to be available for Collaborative Research Proposals and other proposals as listed in the proposal guidelines.


NIH Office of Extramural Research
*Note – Agency ID required for investigators. Please contact the Business Office for assistance in obtaining.

*Note – Agency ID required for investigators. Please contact the Business Office for assistance in obtaining.

For FY 2009, CSREES has issued the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Funding Opportunity. This opportunity replaces the NRI (National Research Initiative). For additional information, please see the AFRI Program Announcement