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COVID-19 Sponsored Research Administration Information and Resources

This webpage will be updated with COVID-19 information from government agencies, sponsors, and Stanford University, for guidance on sponsored research activities.

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Pre-Proposals and Letters of Intent (LOIs)

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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.

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