BoRSF proposal season is upon us, and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is here to help!
This page is provided to aid in proposal development and support, and we hope you find it useful. We are always happy to assist; however, please note that ORSP resources are in high demand during this time. Therefore, to make best use of ORSP services and to avoid spending time gathering basic knowledge or recapping published information, investigators are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with relevant BoRSF RFPs and the materials published here. Of course, if, after reviewing this information, you still have questions, please do not hesitate to contact your assigned ORSP Staff member or the ORSP office at 337-482-5811.
Use the links below to easily locate information throughout this page.
Info Sessions ♦ RFPs ♦ Deadlines ♦ Review Checklists & Timelines ♦ Eligible Disciplines ♦ Sample Proposals ♦ Enhancement Templates ♦ R&D Templates ♦ LOGAN Submission System
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, BoRSF program managers are unable to travel for regional meetings with staff and faculty related to grant and endowment funding opportunities. All individuals interested in discussing programs and projects with program managers are welcome to email or call at their convenience through October 15, the final day for questions about current-cycle RFPs. Contact information for individual program managers is available in the RFPs and BoRSF's website; questions may also be submitted via emai to email@example.com.
On Thursday, September 3rd, BoRSF Staff held a General Information Webinar online. The webinar provided a brief overview of Support Fund competitive programs and best practices, followed by Q&A with Carrie Robison, Deputy Commissioner for Sponsored Programs. the video is now available on the Board’s YouTube channel via this link. The link is public and can be distributed widely.
Faculty and staff interested in scheduling appointments to speak with program managers may register via this link. Available dates and times, along with this registration link, are also available in the meetings announcement on BoRSF's website.
ORSP staff will also hold BoRSF informational sessions. Like BoRSF staff, we plan to host these sessions remotely. Please look for emails from our office announcing these sessions.
Interested faculty should review the complete RFPs, which are available on the Board of Regents website.
Requests for proposals (RFPs) and submission deadlines for FY 2020-2021 are now available for the following competitive grant programs/subprograms:
BoRSF Eligible Disciplines
Many BoRSF programs have rotating disciplines that are eligible to submit each funding cycle. BoRSF's chart of eligible disiplines can be accessed via this link.
These disciplines can be found within each RFP. Additionally, eligible disciplines can be found within the program specific Fact Sheets below.
NOTE: Due to BoRSF certification requirements, proposal submissions that fall outside of the listed FY 2020-2021 eligible disciples list will not be submitted to BoR by ORSP.
Successful, Sample BoRSF Proposals
Copies of successful BoRSF proposals have been collected by ORSP and can be found via our Sample Proposal Library available in Moodle. Faculty may self-enroll in this Moodle page to gain access.
Instructions on accessing this Moodle site are available here.
Should you wish to view a successful proposal that is not included in this collection, please contact BoRSF directly by following the instructions found here.
ORSP Proposal Preparation & Guidance
In conjunction with the FY 2020-2021 BoRSF competition, ORSP provides the following documents to jump-start your proposal preparation efforts.
Narrative, Budget & BoRSF Form Templates
Please feel free to use the narrative templates (Word) below as a guide for responding to BoRSF RFPs. However, as these templates only address the narrative portion of the overall submission, they should not be used as a substitution for reading and responding to the RFP in full.
Also provided below are budget calculation templates (EXCEL) and budget justification templates (Word). Please use these templates for your FY 2020-2021 submissions, as the appropriate fringe and tuition rates, etc. have been included.
Do not use the federal funding templates found elsewhere on the ORSP website for BoRSF submissions.
BoRSF Form Templates
BoRSF Biosketch Template (Word)
Targeted & Comprehensive Enhancement (ENH) Programs
Comprehensive Enhancement FACT SHEET (pdf)
Departmental Enhancement Proposal (ENH) Narrative Outline (Word)
Departmental Enhancement (ENH) Budget Justification Template (Word)
Research and Development (R&D) Programs
Industrial Ties Research Subprogram (ITRS)
Proof-of-Concept/Prototyping Initative (PoC/P)
Research Competitiveness (RCS) Subprograms
RCS One-Year Subprogram Narrative Outline (Word)
RCS One-Year Budget Spreadsheet Template (EXCEL)
RCS One-Year Budget Justification Template (Word)
Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS) Subprogram
Detailed Review Timelines
October 26th - Proposals submitted by ORSP to BoR via LOGAN
Targeted Enhancement Review Timeline:
October 26th - Proposals submitted by ORSP to BoR via LOGAN
ITRS and P-o-C/P Review Timeline:
November 2nd - Proposals submitted to BoR by ORSP
RCS and RCS 1 Year Review Timeline:
October 15th - Last day to ask questions about the RFP to BoR, see RFP
October 27th – PI docs to ORSP for routing by 9 a.m. Budgets must be FINAL!
November 9th - Proposals submitted to BoR by ORSP
ATLAS Review Timeline:
November 3rd - PI docs to ORSP for 2nd review by 9 a.m.
November 10th – PI docs to ORSP for routing by 9 a.m. Budgets must be FINAL!
November 23rd - Proposals submitted by ORSP to BoR via LOGAN
General Routing Requirements
Friendly Routing Reminders!
Proposals must be submitted to ORSP no later than the posted internal deadlines to allow for adequate time for review, revisions, and approvals prior to the BoRSF deadlines.
ORSP cannot guarantee that proposals submitted after the internal deadline dates will be reviewed or submitted.
"Checking In Proposals" to ORSP
Full proposals routed to ORSP must also include:
- Completed and signed Internal Proposal Approval Form (IPAF), aka the Routing Form. Found here.
- Cost share form, IF cost share is included in the project budget. Found here.
- Incomplete proposals or those missing signatures will not be checked in.
- Due to staff limitations and workload during this time, proposal documents and budgets must be routed in order to be reviewed.
- If you have any questions on how to complete any of these documents, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.
LOGAN - BoR's Louisiana Online Grant Automation Network Submission System
Access to the BoR’s submission system, LOGAN, is available at this link.
New users will need to create a PI account in advance of posted deadlines. Previous users may need to reset their password via the LOGAN website if unable to login.
We encourage you to complete the forms on LOGAN in advance of routing your proposal to ORSP to expedite the review and routing process.
Technical Issues with LOGAN Access, Forms, or Uploads
For technical issues related to the BOR’s submission system, LOGAN, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. ORSP staff cannot assist with technical issues related to BoR systems.