Proposals for sponsored programs require the appropriate review and approval process by the correct campus officials. Approval is required on all proposals PRIOR to submission to the funding agency. Proposals for sponsored programs shall not be submitted to a potential sponsor on behalf of the University and/or Foundation without prior written approval on the Project Information Form (PIF) of the President or Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs and of the University’s Chief Financial Officer or designee. The signed Project Information Form (PIF) indicates the following administrative approvals as per Academic Policy Manual, Section 501:
Department Chair and Dean: Review and approval by the appropriate Department Chair(s), Unit Director, and Dean(s) will certify that the proposed project falls under the mission of the Department and College and that all aspects of the proposal, including, but not limited to, the institutional budget commitments to cost share, personnel assignments, and other budget, personnel meet departmental and College/School policies, and the proposed project is eligible to be approved in the event a proposal is funded.
University’s Chief Financial Officer or Designee: Review and approval by the Chief Financial Officer or designee will be consistent with their administrative responsibilities in effecting the fiscal policies of the University and will be consistent with CSU Executive Order 890.
President or Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs: Proposals for sponsored programs shall not be submitted to a potential sponsor on behalf of the University or Foundation without prior written approval of the President or AVPRSP. Signature by one of these officials will be the final signature on the proposal after the Principal Investigator (PI) obtains other approvals as set forth above by means of a completed Project Information Form (PIF) provided by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
Review and approval by the President or AVPRSP will include, but is not necessarily limited to, the proposal quality, academic and personnel policies, procedures, mission of the University, facilities, equipment, cost sharing or allocation of funds normally budgeted for the academic programs of the University.