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Are you applying for External Research Funding?

Posted on: Aug 5, 2020

Any application submitted by a CUE member to an external funding source must be registered at ORS via an External Grant Institutional Signature Page. This requirement applies to research grants, as well as to fellowships for research purposes, but not to applications related to Professional Development or training.

The External Grant Institutional Signature Page provides important information at the time of application submission in order to facilitate disclosure to all relevant persons and ensure institutional awareness and approval of the proposed research. The Signature Page is also important to identify potential institutional processes or certifications that may be required (e.g. ethics) so that the applicant can plan accordingly. The Signature Page ensures all parties are aware of their responsibilities that any university resources affected by the project, including cash and in-kind commitments, research facilities, and workload appointments are managed effectively.

The following submissions require a Signature Page:

  • Grant applications to external funding agencies
  • Research Contracts and Scope of Work documents
  • Notice of Intent (NOI) or Letter of Intent (LOI) to external funding agencies when funding is expected during the preparatory phase of the application
  • Research fellowships
IMPORTANT – Duplicate Requests for Funding

While CUE supports partnerships in research, it does not allow duplicate funding requests. Therefore, applications for external funding with significant conceptual and/or budgetary overlap with existing awards, internal or external, are not allowed. If you have applied for, or are considering applying for additional funds, internal or external, to support the research that you are submitting for consideration for a competition, you are required to disclose it in writing to the Office of Research Services and include this information in the appropriate sections of the application forms.