Pre-Award Resources

Welcome to the Pre-Award and Proposal Development Services resource page. Here you will find frequently asked questions (FAQs) in the pre-award space focused on University and NIH protocols.

Have a question or idea for additional resources? Please email us at

Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of requests should be sent to

  • Request to add a new employee to meetings and shared resources
  • Suggestions for Grant Coordinator meeting topics and office hours topics
  • Pre-award training requests
  • Help with T32 table completion and training grant support
  • Questions about grant process or request for help

New employee information and training

When a new employee starts, email with their name and UMN email and they will be added to the following lists/resources:

  • MS Grant Coordinators Google Drive
  • Monthly GC meeting and monthly office hours
  • MSPreAward Google Group
  • Added to Welcome Training Module

When should I expect a reply after sending an email to

The email account is checked at least twice a day during business hours; generally, you may expect a reply within two business days. If you don’t receive a reply within that time frame, feel free to follow up.