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Creating a New Funding Proposal

The Funding Proposal is the first step in completing a funding application in eBridge for all types of funding mechanisms.

Roles: Principal Investigator (PI), Proposal Team (PT)


  1. After logging in to eBridge, select My Home from the upper right-hand corner of the screen to access your Personal Workspace.
  2. Make sure the Proposal Team role is selected from the top-left corner.
  3. From the left-hand column, select New Funding Proposal button. 
  4. In the Funding Proposal SmartForm, respond to all questions and select Continue to navigate to the next page. 
    A. All questions with a red asterisk require a response.
    B. Use the Select/Add buttons to add names.
    C. Use the drop-down menu to select from a list.
    D. To remove a selected response, select the Clear or Delete buttons. 
  5. Refer to the Help Text in the right-hand column to guide responses.
  6. Upload attachments as required by the funding mechanism by selecting Add button.
    A. When a Submit a Document screen opens, select the Browse button, and locate & select the attachment from your computer.
    B. Select Open and the document populates the File field.
    C. Select OK. The document is attached.
  7. On Page C. General Project Information, for Questions 6.0 & 8.0, carefully select the appropriate responses. These responses indicate the application type and determine the next set of pages and questions. 
  8. On Page F. Opportunity Information, enter the Opportunity ID number, select the Find button, and select the appropriate radio button.
  9. On Page G. Opportunity Announcement, Question 2.0, be sure to select all options that apply to the SF424 application.
  10. On Pages Q & R, attach the appropriate documents.
  11. On Page R. Other Project Information Attachments, Questions 9.0 & 10.0, upload the completed application and other documents required by the Sponsor for all other application types not submitted to grants.gov.
  12. On Page S. Institutional Defaults, the last page of the funding proposal, validate for SmartForm errors and correct. See the Hide/Show Errors instructions.
  13. On the last page, select Finish or Exit to save your work and navigate back to the Funding Proposal Workspace.
  14. From the left column, select Send Agree to Participate Instructions to OFS link to notify MCW personnel to Agree to Participate.

If you wish to save your work and return to complete the Funding Proposal later:

  1. Select Exit from the menu at the top of the screen to navigate to the Funding Proposal Workspace.
    A. Select Yes if prompted to save changes before exiting the SmartForm.
    B. When you return to the Funding Proposal Workspace, select logoff located in the upper right corner.

To return to the Funding Proposal after logging off:

  1. After logging back in to eBridge, select My Home from the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Select the Funding Proposal Name from My Inbox or Funding Proposals tab.
  3. Select Edit Funding Proposal from the left-hand column.
  4. From the Jump To: drop-down menu located near the top center of the screen, navigate to the appropriate pages to complete the Funding Proposal SmartForm.
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Page Updated 10/03/2014