There are a variety of submission systems used each day to submit funding proposals to sponsors. In most all cases, the RGC office is the unit that will be submitting the proposal on behalf of the Principal Investigator.
The most common submission systems include the following:
- ASSIST – National Institutes of Health (NIH)
This system is exclusive to NIH and is the preferred mechanism for submission of NIH grant applications. Creation of an ASSIST file is initiated by RGC staff, and final submission to the Sponsor is the responsibility of RGC office.
- Research.gov – National Science Foundation (NSF)
This system is exclusive to NSF and is the preferred mechanism for submission of NSF grant applications. Creation of a Research.gov file must be initiated by the PI, and final submission to the sponsor is the responsibility of the RGC office.
- NSPIRES – National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
This system is exclusive to NASA and is the mechanism for submission of NASA grant applications. Like some others, file creation is the responsibility of the PI, with the RGC office conducting the final submission to the sponsor.
- Grants.gov Workspace – Multiple Federal Agencies
This online submission system is the preferred mechanism for submission of Grants.gov applications and requires the investigator to register (username/password) in advance of accessing a Workspace file. The creation of a the file will be initiated by RGC staff, and submission of a Grants.gov Workspace file to the sponsor is the responsibility of the RGC office.