The proposal does not include any scientific misconduct
as defined in the WHOI policy – specifically defined
as ethically unacceptable behavior that undermines the integrity
of research or calls into question the validity of the research
(falsification, plagiarism, or other practices that seriously
deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the
There are no Conflicts of Interest as defined by WHOI
and government policy.
The proposal is clearly written – with a stated
hypothesis and clear plan of investigation.
The proposal follows all agency/RFP guidelines, especially
with regards to page limits, and all required information
The budget represents an honest assessment of the costs
required to perform the work.
All data in the WHOIgrants Submission is accurate,
complete, and consistent.
The budget is accurate.
The Budget Justification is accurate and complete.
The proposal has been prepared according to agency/RFP
guidelines and all required information is included.
Any Cost Share from the Institution has received Prior
Any unusual expense to the Institution, such as new or
renovated facilities, has received Prior Approval.
The science is of the highest quality and will advance
The proposal is well written, easy to read; the hypothesis
and experimental plan are clearly articulated.
The Chair should provide mentoring and helpful positive
criticism, especially to junior staff.
& Contract Services
Ensure that the proposal does not commit WHOI to anything
that we cannot complete – especially Cost Share, new
facilities, major renovations, or Restricted research.
The budget and budget justification are accurate and consistent.
Commits the Institution to accomplish all the goals of
the proposal for the amount stated in the budget.