6.4 - Denial of Funding


When the ORSP receives notice that a proposal has not been selected for funding, the PI/PD is notified. If a denial notice is received by the PI/PD, a copy should be forwarded to the ORSP.

In the case of denied funding, the PI/PD is encouraged to request from the sponsor an evaluation summary of the review. This evaluation may point out omissions and weaknesses in the proposal which if addressed could result in a much stronger subsequent proposal. First-time applications, on the average, are less successful than subsequent applications. The PI/PD is encouraged to share reviewers’ comments with ORSP staff and discuss resubmitting the application to the same sponsor or seeking other possible funding sources.