Welcome to Proposal Preparation!

Here, you'll find information to help you prepare your proposal for Institutional Review and Approval, as well as Sponsor System Submission options.

Proposal preparation is as easy as 1-2-3!

With our Flexible e-Submission approach, proposal preparation is based on the users preferred method.

  1. Collect and provide information for Institutional review
  2. Route proposal for review and approval using ePaws (recommended) or Coeus
  3. Complete and submit application through sponsor system using:
    • Assist/eRA Commons
    • Grants.gov / Workspace
    • NSF Fastlane
    • Proposal Central


Contact your Grant Officer about proposal preparation

Contact RA-Help for application support assistance

Coming Soon: ePaws 2.0!

Provide your feedback on what you would like to see in ePAWS 2.0...add your comment to our feedback webpage!



ePAWS: Simplified electronic proposal development, approval routing, and institutional data collection.



COEUS: legacy system for proposal development, approval routing, and institutional data collection; application is being retired in 2019.



Last modified: Mar 21, 2019