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PI Toolkit

Getting Started

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proposal support

  • 4 Step Process for Grant Proposal Submission
  • New Accounts Request Form
    • Cayuse Research Suite
    • NSF Fast lane/
    • NIH and eRA Commons
    • Other
  • Office of Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • Academic Integrity & Research Ethics (AIRE)
    • While federal regulations require training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate students engaged in federally-funded research, UNM recommends that all members of the academic community who are engaged in research or who support the practice of scholarly inquiry participate in some level of ethics training. Every UNM researcher who is a student, graduate student, or post-doc supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF) or the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) must become RCR certified within one year of the award. AIRE is a campus-wide service housed in Graduate Studies and strongly supported by the Provost's Office and the Office of the Vice President for Research. AIRE provides university-wide services for the community of scholars in research ethics and academic integrity supporting the university’s ongoing reputation as an institution of research excellence.
  • Proposal Development Resource List

Funding Databases

For a complete listing of funding, resources can be found at link.

  • PIVOT is a comprehensive database of research funding opportunities and connecting researcher expertise.
  • is where you go to find and apply for a variety of federal government grants.
  • UNM Libraries: Grants, Foundations, and Scholarships contains guides listing sources of information on grants, fellowships, and scholarship resources available.

Proposal Preparation

  • Cayuse SP Research Suite
    • Request a Cayuse Research Suite User Account
    • Log into Cayuse Research Suite
    • Cayuse Support Center
    • Cayuse User Reference Manual

Budget Tools and Resources

  • Sponsored Project Forms
    • Budget Template
    • Costshare Checklist for Proposal Submission
    • Extra Compensation Request Form
    • F&A Reduction Request Form
    • F & A Split Form HSC – Main Campus Only
    • PI Eligibility Exception Request Form
    • Request to Spend Funds (RTSF)
    • Subaward Request Form
  • UNM Rates & Agreements
    • Graduate Student Employee Rates
    • Non Federal F & A
    • R & A Rates
    • Fringe Benefit Rates

Proposal Submission

Effective 12/1/2009, NSF guidelines state that "unless otherwise specified, applications to NSF may be submitted via use of or the NSF FastLane System."
Click here for updated Application Guide

Other Information

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proposal support

Contact Us

For general inquiries, please email us at

Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean For Research and Community Engagement

Denise Wallen, Ph.D.
Research Officer

Christine Marquez, M.A.
Faculty Research Support Officer

Brianna Fragua
Administrative Assistant 2

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