Administrative Approval Process

Prior to submitting a grant proposal to any external agency, the proposed funding request must be approved by the University. This is a relatively simple process, though the review can take some time. In particular, the Legal Office must review all relevant Certifications and Assurances. These are essentially any “strings” which the granting agency may place on ACU should an award be accepted. This is sometimes a very brief process, but it can also take a great deal of time. It is therefore very important that the administrative review process be initiated in a timely manner.

Tips for the Administrative Review Process:

  1. As soon as a definite decision is made to apply for an external grant, contact Mark Billingsley in ORSP. The legal review of certifications and assurances can be conducted well in advance of submission. This will ensure that there is enough time to conduct an adequate legal review. Further, should there be problems in this area, it is far better for this to be identified as early in the process as possible than to make this discovery after a great deal of work has been invested in the project.
  2. At least 2 weeks prior to the deadline for grant submission, submit the External Grant Submission Approval Form to ORSP, with the signatures of the Chair and Dean attached.

External Grant Submission Approval Form

NEH Summer Stipends Application Process

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