Approval, Submission and Tracking

The approval process is necessary to ensure that applications are complete and accurately represent you and the university. Your department and school leadership must approve a proposal before SPS can submit it to a sponsoring agency.

The approval process helps estimate the resources, time and effort that would be dedicated to the research if it is awarded. It also keeps UB chairs and deans aware of their commitment to research projects so that resources are deployed effectively and in alignment with university goals.