Pre-Proposals and Letters of Intent (LOIs)
Sponsors sometimes require applicants to submit a pre-proposal or letter of intent in response to a funding opportunity announcement. Sponsors then review the pre-proposal or letter of intent submissions and select and invite a subset of applicants to submit full applications for the relevant funding opportunity announcement.
NOTE: Pre-proposals or letters of intent (LOIs) that require and/or include any of the following require institutional (OSR or RMG) review, ARE subject to the Stanford Internal 5- Day Proposal Deadline Policy and do require a SeRA PDRF.
- Institutional signature
- Submission through a portal or platform where OSR or RMG must complete the submission i.e., "push the button"
- ANY commitment of institutional resources including, but not limited to: PI time/effort, staff time, space, facilities use, project completion, students, and/ or post-doc participation/time, etc. Most often, but not always, these resources are expressed in a budget and/or matching and/or cost sharing information.