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Per TWU Policy 1.25, proposals submitted for external funding should be routed through either the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) or Institutional Development (click here for guidance). If help is needed in determining which office, contact ORSP and we can assist with this process.

The staff of ORSP provides many services to assist researchers when applying for external funding including assistance with locating funding opportunities, interpreting guidelines, budget preparation, completing forms and application packages, routing proposals for approvals and signatures, and proposal submission. Prior to submission, ORSP reviews proposals to ensure compliance with the sponsor's programmatic guidelines, state and federal regulations, and University policy. When working on a proposal for external funding through ORSP, contact Jo Anne Hawthorne ( or Tracy Lindsay ( for assistance. Dallas researchers may also contact Elaine Jackson ( and Houston researchers may contact Nancy Luca (

The links below contain some of the most common information and forms needed for proposal submission. The Proposal Approval Form must be used when routing a proposal for external funding for TWU administrative review and approval. Questions related to proposal routing and submission can be directed to the staff listed above.

Other Resources for Proposal Development

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