There are various online systems for the development and submission of a sponsored project proposal. An investigator may select from one of several options, or, the system may be mandated by the sponsor. Talk with your assigned SPA Project Officer to determine which system should be used.
The University encourages the use of Proposal Development (PD) of InfoEd for NIH applications, in addition to other federal sponsors. There are a number of advantages over other systems, including advanced budgeting tools. Contact SPA-eBiz@columbia.edu for PD training.