What is Kuali?

Kuali Research, is Marquette University’s new electronic system for proposal submission, research compliance and grants management. Provided by KualiCo, it is designed to simplify and streamline application submission, award processing, and grant administration for the university and provide a central web-based repository of proposal, award and other information.

Marquette is implementing Kuali Research’s numerous modules in phases. The compliance modules, including Institutional Review Board and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, are expected for future implementation.

All external grant applications submitted by Marquette University Faculty and Staff will need to be developed and approved through the Kuali system as of July 1, 2018. To view the timeline of when each department begins implenting the new system, view the Kuali Proposal Development Rollout Schedule.

Submitting Proposals in Kuali

The Kuali Proposal Development module allows Investigators to prepare and route their grant applications electronically for institutional approval, and in some cases submit directly through the system. Faculty and staff who are submitting applications will need to go into the system to initiate the application and complete a few basic steps. With the help of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), budgets will be developed and proposal documents will be uploaded. When the application is substantially complete the proposal is submitted into routing for electronic review and approval.

The routing process, including having substantially complete documents, must begin a minimum of 3 business days before the sponsor deadline. Following approval, the proposal is either submitted by ORSP or the Investigator is notified that she/he can submit to the sponsor.

Open Kuali

PDF Guides: Starting a Proposal  |  Proposal Type Definitions  |  Approving a Proposal


ORSP will be hosting multiple training sessions of "An Introduction to Kuali, Marquette’s New Grants Management System". To register, please contact sherrie.dorff@marquette.edu.

Wednesday, March 7
10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Raynor Memorial Library, Beaumier Suite B

Monday, March 19
3:00- 4:00 p.m.
Raynor Memorial Library, Study D (Lower Level)

Tuesday, March 27
3:00- 4:00 p.m.
Raynor Memorial Library, Beaumier Suite C

Wednesday, April 4
10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Raynor Memorial Library, Beaumier Suite B

Friday, April 13
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Alumni Memorial Union, Room 252

Wednesday, April 18
2:00- 3:00 p.m.
Raynor Memorial Library, Study D (Lower Level)

Friday, April 27
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Raynor Memorial Library, Beaumier Suite C


Email kualihelp@marquette.edu for any Kuali related questions.