What Does OGCA Review?
Full Proposals vs. Pre-Proposals, Notices of Intent (NOI), Letters of Intent (LOI), White Papers, Concept Papers, etc.
A full proposal is either submitted in response to a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) or as an unsolicited submission. It formally commits University personnel time/effort, facilities, or other resources and therefore requires internal institutional approvals.
Sometimes sponsors initially require applicants to submit a "pre-proposal", "notice of intent", "letter of intent", "white paper", or "concept paper" in order to be eligible to apply for a program or be invited to submit a full proposal. For purposes of these outlined procedures, the term “pre-proposal” is used to describe all the terms noted above (list may not be all inclusive).