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How to Find & Apply using

1. What is ?

• The single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant-making agencies.

• A standardized method for transmitting applications to federal sponsors.


o Applies to grants and cooperative agreements, not contracts.


o No registration required to use

2. What can you do at ?

• Find grant opportunities.


o Search options for finding many funding opportunities.


o Grant opportunity e-mail subscriptions.

• Apply for grant opportunities.


o Descriptions of funding opportunities, detailed instructions on how to apply, and application packages.

3. Download and install PureEdge Viewer on your PC .

• Go to

• PureEdge is a single user application.

• Works best with Internet Explorer.

4. First steps in preparing the application

• Identify the right application package on using Find.

• Download the application package and instructions using Apply.

• Save the application package (to a local or shared drive).

• Complete all the application forms.

• Be sure to read application instructions carefully.

5. When the application is ready for submission

• Complete the Proposal Review and Approval form

• E-mail the application to the Project Administrator for your department


o ORSP will conduct standard administrative review.


o PI and or departmental staff must make changes, if required.

• Submit to ORSP at least five (5) working days prior to the sponsor’s official published submission deadline

6. ORSP submits application to

• ORSP will receive e-mail from to confirm acceptance by

• transmits application to the funding agency.

• Agency systems will then verify the application according to their business rules.


o If errors, the proposal will need to go back through step 5.

• PIs and ORSP will receive e-mails regarding the status of the proposal from the agency.

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