Proposal Development

Principal Investigator (PI) Status

In order to submit a proposal or serve as Principal Investigator (PI) on an award, investigators must have PI status.

Budget Building

Resources to help you build a budget for your proposal

Cost Share

Cost Sharing (matching) occurs when a portion of the cost for sponsored project is borne by UW-Madison, rather than by the sponsor.

Routing Guidance Tool

CALS Business Services Routing Tool


A subaward transfers part of the work specified by an award to another organization. The terms and conditions of the original award apply to the subaward.

Proposal Submission

All proposals submitted to extramural sponsors must be processed through WISPER and must be reviewed and approved by the investigator’s department or center, CALS, and RSP, prior to submission.

Forms and Templates

Forms and templates helpful for proposal development and other administrative actions can be found here.