Negotiating with Agencies and Routing ProposalsIII-20
For any sponsored program activity, a formal proposal must be routed through the department, school and the appropriate research office before any commitments are made by sponsored project employees.
Reason for Policy
To prevent unauthorized commitments of institutional resources.
Employees are encouraged to make initial contact with potential sponsors to determine if there is sufficient mutual interest to warrant a formal proposal. The appropriate campus research office (Research and Sponsored Programs - IUPUI or Sponsored Research Services - IUB) and the Assistant Vice President of Research and the University Graduate School are both available to assist faculty members with discussions and negotiations.
The policy was established on October 1, 1990.