6. Electronic Proposal Submission
Prior to submitting a proposal to a sponsor using an electronic
submission system, principal investigators/project directors are still
required to have the proposal reviewed and approved by the University.
Typically, there are four levels of approval needed: PI, Department
Chair, Dean, and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
Most electronic proposal systems require approval of an application by an Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR). The
Associate Vice President for Research is the individual designated as
the Authorized Organizational Representative for proposals submitted
federal agencies have developed their own electronic proposal
submission systems. Most systems require the creation of a profile by
the project director. During the process of creating a profile, the
project director will be required to assign themselves a username and
password. The ORSP staff serves as administrators of these electronic
systems. In order for the ORSP staff to upload proposal documents into
the electronic proposal submission system, the project director must
allow access to this information. Access is provided by supplying the ORSP staff with the username and password of the profile.
to submitting a proposal to a sponsor requiring an electronic proposal
submission (Grants.gov, NSF Fastlane, eRA Commons, etc.), the principal
investigator/project director is required to submit all documents to the
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, which is the unit
responsible for all proposal submissions. The
ORSP staff will upload all proposal sections into the electronic system
for submission to the agency. Once the electronic system has validated
the application is complete and ready for submission, the ORSP staff
will submit the application.
and/or staff should not register Morehead State University for any
electronic proposal submission system. The ORSP staff downloads and
installs such applications, and reviews instructions/documentation on
how to use the system.