Prepare Principal investigators (PIs) are responsible for proposal preparation Prepare technical proposal, including biosketches and all components required by the sponsor. Identify and obtain documentation from subcontractors external to Drexel. Identify other administrative requirements (e.g. subcontracting plan). Prepare proposal budget. Identify and address any space requirements, and discuss with department chair and/or dean how these needs will be met. Identify sources of any required cost sharing. Assemble proposal. Provide a complete, copy-ready proposal to the pre-award administrator three business days before the sponsor due date. Office of Research Professional Staff Responsibilities Provide information and assistance with completion of administrative information. Provide information and guidance on sponsor and University cost-sharing requirements. Review proposal for conformity to sponsor and University requirements. Determine validity of protocol information provided. Determine that the PI is in compliance with conflict of interest requirements. Review budget – both sponsor and cost shared. Commit Office of Research cost-sharing funds if appropriate. Provide institutional signature.