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Professor of Astronomy, David Cohen, leading a student seminar discussion

As of February 1, 2022, Sponsored Programs’ grant approval process is in a transitional phase between our traditional GPRF process (currently routed via DocuSign) and the new Cayuse grant and compliance system. Cayuse Sponsored Projects will go live in Spring 2022. In the interim, you may be asked to answer additional questions depending on the risk profile of the project.

Grant Proposal Review Form [doc], or as a [pdf]

For faculty proposals, please submit a completed and signed form to Tania Johnson (for NSE and social science proposals) or Michelle Crouch (for humanities and humanistic social science proposals)  at least two weeks before the deadline along with:

Grants Accountant Christy Brydges in the Controller's Office will provide assistance with developing your budget. Please provide the budget instructions, project start and end dates, and your budget "wishlist" with dollar amounts, time/effort, or number of personnel (e.g., two months summer salary, two summer students, etc.). Additionally, please be sure to provide a detailed justification of travel costs that separates foreign and domestic travel and specify whether your work will take place on and/or off campus.

The Grants Accountant will create an Excel budget with correct figures and rates for your review and will help ensure that the grant budget is consistent with your grant justification and anything in your project narrative with a cost attached to it. The final, approved budget will be submitted by the Grants Accountant directly to Sponsored Programs and entered in the agency form or systems on your behalf.

For institutional proposals, please submit a completed and signed form to David Foreman (

NIH Principal Investigator Assurance Certification form [pdf]

Required for all grant applications, progress reports, and prior approval requests to NIH. Sponsored Programs staff will route the form for approval. Projects requiring compliance approvals (e.g., IRB) should provide ample time for review and check with the appropriate committee for their timelines.

Financial Conflict of Interest Policy [PDF]

Please direct questions about this policy to Research Compliance Manager Jena Fioravanti.