University of Wisconsin–Madison

Proposals & Agreements

All proposals, contracts and agreements must be routed through appropriate University channels. Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) has final signature authority on all extramural support grants, contracts and agreements.

Policy & Procedures

a. Proposal Process Guide – Detailed guide regarding how to prepare and route a proposal in the College of Engineering

b. COE 7 Day Guideline – IMPORTANT : Designed to ensure on time submission and quality proposals for COE PIs

c.  Outside Activities Reporting

d. Principal Investigator Status

Budget Development

a. Budget Preparation Guide – Step by step guide on how to build a budget

b. Budget Spreadsheet Templates:

Generic Budget
Generic Budget 0% F&A Budget Budget 0% F&A
NIH Modular Budget
NIH Detailed Budget
NSF Budget
ONR Budget

c. Cost Share

d. Rates

e. Salaries – NIH Salary Cap info and Salary look up tool

Routing and Approvals

a. WISPER Submission Process

b. RSP’s WISPER Reference Guides

c. WISPER Tool


Agreements are funding mechanisms which stipulate the terms of use for funds that are transferred between organizations. The College of Engineering, Research Services Office facilities processing of all awards and agreements.

a. Standard Research Agreement

b. Confidentiality Agreement

c. Material Transfer Agreement

d. Fee-For-Service Agreement