The following notes and steps increase your chances of a successful submission. Please feel free to ask us any questions about our best practices listed below.

  1. Intake two-week rule
    New requests for pre-award team management must be received no later than two (2) weeks prior to the sponsor deadline.
  2. Services offered
    Please be aware that our team continually manages multiple complex proposals with overlapping deadlines. During peak workload times, we may only be able to offer select features of proposal management.
  3. Proposal kick-off meeting
    To ensure quality submissions, GSI holds kick-off meetings for all submissions that our team manages, with only rare exceptions. Please prepare for the Proposal Manager to ask for your availability and a list of attendees for the initial kick-off meeting.
  4. Deadlines/proposal schedule
    Thank you in advance for adhering to all deadlines suggested by the Proposal Manager. Our team is certified in proposal management industry best practices. The tools and templates we use are to ensure your submission is a success.
  5. Red team review
    A red team review of the technical narrative prior to submission to the sponsor is strongly encouraged. We strongly recommend that any proposal with a classified component be reviewed by or discussed with GSI’s Senior Director of Research Strategy upon intake.
  6. Intake form
    Please complete the proposal intake form (button below) to get started.

Sponsor Engagement and Proposal Support

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