An award's Project Lifecycle is primarily comprised of three phases: Preaward, Award, Postaward.

project lifecycle graphic



Pre-award is the beginning of the process that includes the PI defining the project, identifying potential funding sources, drafting the proposal, processing it through Kuali for review and approval, and then submission:  Project Idea  --->  Finding Funding  --->  Developing a Proposal  ---> Submitting a Proposal

Additionally, our Roles and Responsibilities Matrix can help further explain the components of preparing and submitting a grant proposal.

Proposal Timeline


The award phase is when the funding agency sends the official award notification and the grant becomes legally binding. Prior to fully executing the award all necessary compliance approvals must be finalized. Then the award is processed through Marquette's financial system and an account number is generated.

award phase diagram



This final phase contains the implementation of the grant program, along with all the reporting, audits, and closeout processes. 

posaward phase diagram