Pre-Award Operations


The OSR Pre-Award organization provides timely, high-quality, and coordinated research administrative services to Stanford faculty and departments, including the following:

  • Review, endorse, and submit proposals for sponsored research, training, and public service projects
  • Review, negotiate, and accept a broad array of grants, contracts, and subcontracts that support sponsored projects
  • Prepare, negotiate, and issue subawards issued under Stanford sponsored project awards
  • Serve as liaison with sponsors for non-financial award management matters, such as prior approval requests
  • Advise and assist Stanford faculty and department administrators in interpreting award terms and conditions and resolving problems that may develop in the course of projects

View: Pre-Award Contract and Grant Officer Assignments

View: OSR Internal Proposal Deadline Policy

View: FAQs Clarifying the University Proposal Policy

View: Sample NSF Fastlane Administrative vs. Technical Sections