Pre-Award Services

If you have questions about how the Business Office can help in preparing for your next grant, contact Lori Butler at 217-244-4067 or or send an email to Below is some information about the services we offer.


Grant Proposals/Resubmissions/Renewals

To submit a proposal contact Lori by email. Be sure to include the Agency, due date, program announcement, project title, all faculty names, and other institutions involved. 

All proposals will likely need to be reviewed by our Sponsored Programs Administration Office.  SPA requires 4 business days prior to the submission deadline.

Lori can assist by providing internal budget models, templates for justifications, and provides reviews of all documents prior to submission.  She can also coordinate with other units on campus for development support.

Other services we can assist with:

  • Funding searches
  • Just in time requests
  • Award executions
  • Other support documents
  • Current and Pending documents
  • Material transfer agreements
  • Non-Disclosure agreements.
  • NIH RPPR Progress reports


Other campus resources:

Be sure to check out these additional resources to help you with a successful submission.