Preliminary proposals, sometimes referred to as white papers” or “pre-proposals,” are concise, preliminary descriptions of projects that are submitted to funding agencies. Funding agencies use preliminary proposals (1) to determine whether potential projects address their funding priorities, and/or (2) to gather information on specific topics.
Updated OSP Guidance on Preliminary Proposals is now available. See https://research.umbc.edu/policies-and-procedures/
Use the Proposal Type "Pre Proposal', in Kuali, to tag your proposal as a