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Preliminary Proposals/White Papers

A pre-proposal (sometimes called a white paper, letter proposal, letter of intent, preliminary proposal, pre-application, or concept paper) is a short description of the proposed project. Usually, the purpose of a pre-proposal is to inform and interest the potential sponsor in the project, resulting in a request for a more detailed formal proposal. If the sponsor requires an institutional official to sign or submit the pre-proposal, please contact the Office of Research Services early in the preparation process to determine if the pre-proposal should be routed through the Cayuse SP system.


Have questions about a step in this process? Find your Pre-Award and Post-Award contacts.