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The Steward Observatory Grants Team is responsible for assisting you with your proposals.  Please see our Grants and Contracts page for more information.

A proposal is a detailed request for funding prepared in accordance with the sponsor’s instructions. A sponsor can be a federal, state, or local agency, a private foundation, a corporation or other business entity.

  • A proposal must comply with University of Arizona policies and sponsor requirements.
  • A proposal, upon submission, becomes an official record of the work the University of Arizona proposes to do for the sponsor.
All funding received from a sponsor require both the sponsor submission as well as an internal proposal routed through UAccess Research (UA's internal research system). If an award is received without an internal proposal, this will hold up your award and ablity to spend.

Conflicts of Interest & Commitment Policy

If you participate in research under the auspices of the University, you are required to comply with this policy. This is a yearly process and is now required to be complete prior to submitting proposals to federal or sub-federal sponsors. Additionally, when an award is recieved, a project based COI disclosure will be required before your award is processed.

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Please contact with any questions you may have with this process.


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