The Office of Grant Strategy Development and Administration was established to develop translational research at Banner Health, position Banner as a research leader in the communities it serves and supports all Banner investigators in the initiation and funding of their research endeavors.

Essential Functions of OGSDA

  • Identify and disseminate funding opportunities.
  • Serve as a liaison between Institutions, Investigators and Sponsors for the initiation and implementation of collaborative research administration.
  • Supports strategic partnerships and collaborations with Universities, Research Institutes and Industry.
  • Oversee and provide guidance and assistance in grant proposal writing. Note: OGSDA is available to assist in the development, submission and administration of grants. There are no technical writers on the team to aid in the development of the content of the proposal.
  • Facilitate the negotiation of budgets and contracts.
  • Submit final proposal and administrative reports to sponsors (federal, state, private, industry).
  • Represent Banner Health research in meetings and conferences and in collaboration with pertinent parties; visit regularly with Banner
  • Health facilities to promote research collaborations and system connectivity.
  • Manages post award process through collaboration with Banner’s Research administration.

Roles & Responsibilities

For Prospective Banner Investigators, OGSDA is here to support you during the proposal stage and in all phases of project development and post award administration. View our Grant Process Map

Principal Investigator and Program Manager

The principal investigator or program manager sets the vision that will drive the overall development of the proposal. OGSDA will work closely with the PI/PM in the development of the proposal. Success can only be achieved when the PI is an active participant.

The PI/PM of an award accepts primary responsibility for the conduct of the award, for technical compliance, completion of programmatic work, fiscal stewardship of sponsor funds, and proper conduct of the project in accordance with applicable federal, state, organization, and sponsor requirements.


The OGSDA team will work to be a catalyst for research and programmatic pre- and post-award needs. Grant Managers will be available to assist in identifying funding sources, prepare proposals, and review written proposals to ensure they are thorough, complete and comply with regulations set by sponsor organization and Banner Health, proposal submission and follow-up. Grant Managers will also assist with addressing the requirements governing the award, award negotiation, award set up and post-award management.

Banner Health

Banner provides the infrastructure for all Banner Investigators. As the applicant organization Banner is responsible for verifying its eligibility and the accuracy, validity, and conformity with the most current institutional guidelines of all the administrative, fiscal, and scientific information in the application, including the Facilities and Administrative rate. Deliberate withholding, falsification, or misrepresentation of information could result in administrative actions, such as withdrawal of an application, suspension and/or termination of an award, debarment of individuals, as well as possible criminal penalties. The signer further certifies that the applicant organization will be accountable both for the appropriate use of any funds awarded and for the performance of the grant-supported project or activities resulting from this application. The grantee institution may be liable for the reimbursement of funds associated with any inappropriate or fraudulent conduct of the project activity.


OGSDA will engage with the PI/PM as early on in the process as possible. OGSDA must receive notice of PI/PM intent to apply for a grant no later than four weeks before the submission deadline in order to provide adequate time to provide the best service possible.

Grant Application Considerations

Before you decide to pursue funding opportunities, be certain you have the time and desire to dedicate to your proposed project.

  • Is there enough time to prepare a competitive proposal based on a well thought out research hypothesis?
  • Do you have enough time to obtain and complete proposal documents and approvals before the deadline?
  • If the proposal is funded, do you have the time to complete the research and meet the reporting requirements?
  • If the project is hospital-based, is the facility able to provide the allocation of time and resources in order to successfully execute the project? Did the CEO/CFO give approval to apply?
  • Regulatory Compliance – are there regulatory compliance issues, such as the Institutional Review Board (IRB)? If so, do you have time to meet those requirements? IRB information can be found here: Institutional Review Board.
  • Other institutions – if applicable, do you have time to properly engage your collaborators?

Institutional Facts

A complete listing of Banner facilities, addresses and phone numbers can be found here.

If additional information is needed for each facility, such as DUNS number and Congressional District, please contact a Grant Manager.

Required Documentation

Every proposal and award is required to comply with both the sponsor’s and Banner’s policies.

Banner Research Conflict of Interest Policy

Below are the two forms that need to be completed and updated every time when applying for a grant:

Individual Development Plan for Postdoctoral and Research Fellows

It is important that every postdoctoral/research fellow within Banner Health have an annual formal evaluation from their supervisor. A commonly used mechanism for annual evaluations is an Individual Development Plan (IDP). The IDP is a kind of roadmap stating each trainee’s developmental stage and goals and can assist postdoctoral fellows in achieving their career goals and becoming contributing members of the biomedical research workforce.

As of October 2014, the NIH will require the use of IDPs for all fellows funded by training grants and highly recommend their use for all fellows funded by other NIH mechanisms.

Banner Health’s IDP form and FAQ’s can be found on our employee intranet site (accessible from a Banner facility).