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Preparing and Submitting a Proposal

OSRP provides comprehensive services for IIT faculty and staff on the preparation, review, approval, submission, management, non-financial reporting requirements, and close out procedures of sponsored project proposals. Our services extend to providing oversight for the pre-administration of awards for grants, contracts and other sponsored-related award instruments for federal and non-federal projects, including industry agreements.

PI Portal

To prepare your routing sheet (Cayuse SP) and prepare your proposal (Cayuse 424). 

NEW! Electronic Routing Sheet Process

  1. Log into the myIIT Portal.
  2. Click on the "Research" tab.
  3. Find the "Cayuse Grant Software" channel.
  4. Click on the "Cayuse Grant Software" link and login.

Budget Templates and Information

Budget and budget justification templates available. An overview of the budget process is also provided. 

Budget Templates

Budget Template: General

Budget Sample

Budget Template: Chicago-Kent

Budget Template: Institute of Design

Budget Template: Stuart School

Budget Template: NIH Modular

Budgeting Information

Budget Basics

Budget Justification With Cost Share

Budget Justification Without Cost Share

NSF New Cost Sharing FAQ

Fringe Benefit Information

Academic Year: Faculty: 20.8%, Summer, 7.70%
All full-time staff: 23.00%
All part-time faculty and staff: 7.70%

For a detailed breakdown of fringe benefit rates, contact OSRP at

Indirect Cost Information

Indirect costs are incurred by a grantee organization for common or joint objectives and therefore cannot be identified specifically with a particular project or program.

If the activity is split between on and off campus, the indirect cost rate is determined by where the majority of the work takes place.

Current Indirect Cost Rates

Contact the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs at 312-567-3035 or if you have any questions.