This online Proposal Approval and Budget Summary Form was designed to expedite the administrative review, approval, and sign-off. All proposals, along with the budget, must be reviewed and receive full administrative approval in the 'sign-off' process. No proposal may leave GCSU without full approval of the budget and a full review and approval of the university's commitment to the proposed activity. Failure to obtain such approval could result in the refusal of GCSU to accept an award.
Use of the online approval form will ensure that pertinent offices and individuals, who are charged with providing support and approval will receive the proposal in a timely manner. The pertinent information regarding the proposal, budget, and budget narrative will be emailed to the administrators for review. The online system will also allow for online review and approval and reduce the time needed to walk the proposal through for the necessary signatures.
When you are at this stage of submitting your proposal for internal approval, Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects is your best avenue for assistance and guidance.
When you submit the approval form, your proposal will be assigned a number so that university will be able to track your proposal through the approval, submission, and award process. In order to have enough time for your proposal to be routed through the sign-off process, the approval form should be submitted at least 7 working days prior to the submission deadline.