Published March 26, 2018
Click Grants is the Click module that will serve as the new "approval form", track UB’s proposals, and allow faculty to submit directly to Grants.gov for most federal sponsor grant opportunities.
The Grants Funding Proposal Smart Forms will replace the current online approval form. All proposals planned to be submitted on or after July 1, 2018 must be entered and routed within UB using the Click Grants Funding Proposal Smart Forms as the new approval form. Principal Investigators may start submitting their proposals for routing via Click Grants instead of the online approval form at any point before July 1, but the Click Grants Funding Proposal Smart Forms will be mandatory for internal routing starting July 1. Submitting for federal grant opportunities to Grants.gov via Click (aka System-to-System submission) will be a second phase of training that will occur at a later date, though SPS will work with PIs and department staff if they choose to utilize the system-to-system submission process before then.
There is no change to the UB Proposal Submission Policy during this transition. SPS will not submit any proposal application without the fully approved (approved by all co-PIs, Chairs, and Deans) Click Grants Funding Proposal Smart Forms. To avoid the risk of it not being fully approved in time, it is highly recommended that a PI submit their Click Funding Proposal at least 5 business days before the anticipated submission date.
Click Grants module training sessions are now available. Please visit the Click Grants module training site to sign up for a training session. Separate sessions for PI/department staff (to create, complete, and submit a Funding Proposal for routing) and Chairs/Deans (to review and approve/reject a routed Funding Proposal) are available.
If you have any questions please contact Jeffrey Schieder, SPS Pre-Award Director at 645-4408 or Jeffrey.Schieder@buffalo.edu.