The University utilizes Coeus as its sponsored project database for proposal development. ORPA requires that all sponsored project proposals be developed and routed for approval using Coeus. Coeus mimics the nomenclature that our sponsors use when referring to proposal types. The definitions of these proposal types are as follows:
A proposal that has not been submitted previously and is not a continuation of any previously funded award.
A competing continuation of an existing award.
Proposals that are revised in some way, including the following:
- A proposal that was denied funding and is being re-submitted with the suggested reviewer changes, such as the National Institutes of Health resubmission type.
- A revision of a previously submitted proposal that was not funded or a proposal that has been selected for funding but requires a modified budget and/or period of performance than what was originally proposed.
A request for supplemental or additional funding for an existing award.
A non-competing continuation of an existing award.
White Paper/Letter of Intent
Also known as a pre-proposal; represents a preliminary submission to the sponsor (in advance of a full proposal submission), and generally only including a small portion of what would be included in a full submission.
Post Award Revision
There are times during the life of an award where the sponsor may request a revised budget for a subsequent funding year that more closely represents the work to be performed during the next grant period of performance. For example, the sponsor has requested a revised budget for year two after already awarding year one. In these instances, a revised budget should be submitted through Coeus using the type Post Award Revision.