SSRS Administration provides full-spectrum support for the preparation of grant proposals and management of funded research projects. SSRS has considerable experience with procedures for NIH and NSF funding and has also worked with many private organizations which fund social science research.

SSRS administers research grants for faculty from a wide variety of departments, colleges and schools, including sociology, economics, community & environmental sociology, population health sciences, and the La Follette School of Public Affairs. SSRS currently administers grants with contractual/collaborative relationships with the  University of Wisconsin Survey Center, University of Minnesota, and the University of Michigan, among many others.

SSRS grant proposal preparation and management services:

  • Keep current with NIH and NSF requirements (deadlines, forms, formatting requirements, IRB) and advise PIs on what you will need to do to prepare your proposal properly.
  • Draft detailed budgets, obtain budget clearances from the university, and prepare budget documents to be included in the proposal.
  • Prepare the form pages, develop budgets (in consultation with PIs), and help PIs manage the proposal preparation process by sending timely reminders, collecting necessary information, etc. SSRS then collects all the proposal pieces together, uploads the pieces electronically, routes it through the university, and prepares the proposal for submission to the funding agency.
  • Archive proposals and create PDFs for distribution

For funded projects, SSRS staff will help:

  • Negotiate with funding agencies on budgetary matters and provides liaison with units internal and external to UW–Madison.
  • Manage post-award accounting and project financial management.
  • Prepare and submit of annual progress reports. PIs write the short progress report and SSRS staff take care of budget reporting, forms preparation, and submission of the report.

Researchers may use the all or part of the available services of SSRS to submit research proposals and have grant funds administered. This does not, however, preclude a social science researcher choosing to have her/his proposal and grant administered through an academic department or another research center or institute. Resources generated from SSRS-administered grants in the form of return of overhead will be shared by SSRS and the research center and/or academic department of the faculty member obtaining a grant. Decisions about the allocation of these funds will be made by the SSRS Steering Committee.

Research Compliance Resources

  • Publications: NIH Public Access Policy and Acknowledgements