Proposal Development


If you need a Collaborator for your proposal please send an email to with the following information:

  • your name
  • your department
  • your campus address
  • your telephone number
  • your email address
  • the Area of Expertise you need for your proposal

Routing a proposal or contract for signature and approval

The lead time necessary to allow for the routing and signature approval process of the University is five (5) working days. This window begins when the proposal or contract is completed and delivered to the OSP after the project director has obtained the appropriate signatures from the Chair/Unit Director and Dean.

Presidential signature

All proposals and contracts must be signed by the President or his designee. The President is the only individual with empowered authority to legally bind the University to any agreement. The OSP will assist in obtaining the President's signature for all proposals or contracts.

Logic Model (pdf)
Budget Development Workshop - Items to Remember
Sample Budget 1
Sample Budget 2
Sample Budget 3
Sample Budget Justification
Murray State Grants and contracts policies and procedures (pdf)
NSF Grant Proposal Guide
Proposal Approval Form(pdf)
Sample Proposal Approval Form

International projects

OSP places a high priority on assisting Murray State faculty, administration and students in pursuing international projects. If you have an international project you would like to discuss with the OSP staff, give us a call at 809-3537.

U.S. Department of State Maximum Travel Per Diem Allowances for Foreign Areas

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