Who Is an Authorized Representative?
Only an authorized representative can sign certain documents on behalf of the University. Grants and contracts are submitted and negotiated in the University's name; only those persons authorized to sign grants and contracts can provide a legal binding signature. Individual faculty and staff are not authorized to provide these signatures.
Approved Delegations of Authority to sign grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements for the Chancellor and the President (this is who would sign your grant proposal submission, grant contract/agreement, and contracts with external sponsors):
Approved Delegations of Authority to sign grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements for the Chief Finance Officer (this is who would sign financial reports for your sponsored projects):
If your proposal requires a letter of support from the Provost or the Chancellor, please contact the Interim Vice-Provost for Research, Dr. Ece Karatan, who will forward your request to the appropriate office.