All principal investigators must submit a Funded Research Approval Form (see below) prior to the University accepting and signing a research contract for externally-sponsored funding. The form must be reviewed, completed, and signed by the principal investigator, department head, and dean or director in the case of a research institute (see Associate Deans of Research and Faculty Signing Authorities for a list of signing authorities for each faculty). A copy of the research proposal and research budget must also be provided with the form. If you need a template for the research proposal and/or the research budget, there are samples below. Note: After you download the Funded Research Approval Form, you can use Adobe Reader to fill out the form and to save it.

Funded Research Approval Form (192 KB) PDF

Research Proposal Template (15 KB) .docx

Coming Soon: Research Budget Template (42 KB)  .xls