Project Information Form (PIF)

Grants Administrators

Training Manual

The Division of Research and Graduate Studies - Research and Sponsored Programs is designated by the President and the Provost as the institutional office responsible for all grants and contract activity. All programmatic grants that will be conducted by the University and Auxiliaries MUST be reviewed and approved by our office PRIOR to submission.

Please contact your Grants Administrator as soon as you know that you will be submitting a proposal or will start negotiations for a contract but at minimum 30 days in advance.

The University utilizes an electronic review/approval process streamlined through a Project Information Form (PIF) to ensure that the Department and College/School are aware of and approve the proposal prepared by the Principal Investigator/Project Director.

This process is initiated and completed through the BizFlow Online Approval System. Your assigned grants administrator, in consultation with you, will prepare the form online and submit it for approval. The PIF form should be submitted for approval at minimum 5 days in advance to ensure all approvals are obtained before a submission.