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Office of Grants and Contracts


Office of Grants and Contracts


All extramural requests for program funding and sponsorship, including grant applications, contract proposals, or other proposals for research, training, or service support, but excluding gifts, bequests, and donations, must obtain institutional authorization prior to being submitted to the sponsor.

All proposals must be accompanied by an Approval of Application for Grant or Contract (Routing) form. The Routing form should be completed and signed by the PI, the Department Chair or Director, and an appropriate Dean or Administrator (e.g., School of Dental Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, Colorado Area Health Education Center) prior to the proposal being submitted to Grants and Contracts. Upon satisfactory review of a proposal, Grants and Contracts will provide institutional endorsement.

Proposals should be submitted with sufficient lead time for securing departmental and Dean signatures; and for Grants and Contracts to review the proposal, notify the departmental administrator and/or PI of any problems and corrections that need to be made in order to obtain institutional endorsement. The Deans' offices for the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, and Pharmacy and the College of Nursing all participate in the courier system that delivers proposal documents between the Deans' offices and Grants and Contracts. Upon review and endorsement by Grants and Contracts, proposals are returned to the appropriate Dean's office via the courier service.


Please complete all information on the routing form accurately.

Below are more details about routing.

Routing Details

Approval Process
When to Route
Routing Requirements
What to Route
Purpose of Routing Form
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