Pre-Award and Proposal Development Services | Templates

University of Minnesota Medical School

The Pre-Award and Proposal Development Services team located in the Medical School Dean's Office, Office of Research, is dedicated to supporting UMN Medical School (MS) faculty and staff with the development and submission of quality grant applications that are compliant with both the sponsor and university requirements. We aim to provide a core set of services to the MS research community and prioritize requests from under-resourced departments, centers, institutes, and programs within both the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses, as well as faculty with dual UMN and VA appointments. The following templates were developed by a talented committee of volunteer pre-award Grants and Contracts Professionals from various departments in the MS. These templates are intended to provide consistency and can be used by pre-award teams across the MS.

Please see timeline template below for links to a variety of additional templates, such as MPI plan, DMS plan, human subjects sections, vertebrate animals, and others.

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Budget Templates

The NIH issued Notice Number NOT-OD-23-057, which raises the salary cap to $221,900.  It is effective retroactive to January 1, 2024. 

FY 2024 Fringe Rates

See Timeline section below for budget justification link.

Data Management and Sharing

NIH changes to DMS budgeting guidance - effective 10/5/23
The NIH has released a notice NOT-OD-23-161 changing the Data Management Sharing budget documentation instructions for applications submitted on or after 10/5/2023. Please review the short guidance closely and reach out if you have any questions. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Templates



Large Institution
Community or Foreign Institution
See Communication section above for:
"Outgoing subaward request email to community partner"


Timeline and NOFO-Specific Templates

The timeline template includes links to a variety of additional templates, such as MPI plan, DMS plan, human subjects sections, vertebrate animals, and others.

Instructions for using Timeline with active template links:

  • Download template and complete relevant details (PI name, project title, GC, deadlines, etc).
  • Convert to PDF format, using "Save As" PDF instead of printing the timeline to a PDF.

You may also access this PDF version with active template links to grab particular templates without having to download and save the workbook.  

NOFO-Specific Templates

Note that when using the 8-week timeline workbook, NOFO-specific requirements will need to be added.