Endorsement Form

Endorsement Form

The Endorsement Form is:

  • The internal mechanism utilized to obtain the necessary research project information in order to process a proposal to a sponsor

  • A detailed, binding documentation between the department and ORSP where all appropriate signatures from the PI, Director/Chair, Dean, and ORSP Specialist must be obtained prior to submission of a proposal or award. When animal or human research, stem cells, or biohazardous materials are involved, ORSP will obtain signatures from the appropriate Compliance officer.

  • Required for all proposals, awards (new and non-competing), contracts, and clinical trials.  For new awards, all signatures are required.  For non-competing continuations, ORSP only requires the PI signature.  Department policies may require additional signatures for non-competing continuations.

The Fully Signed/Executed Endorsement Form:

  • Ensures a proposed project is complete and consistent with the missions and policies of the department, college, and the university

  • Outlines all applicable proposal information for grants, contracts, MOA, MOU, Cooperative Agreements, and any other type of proposed submissions.

A Completed and Signed Endorsement Form

  • Is required 5 business days prior to the sponsor deadline date of any proposal for sponsored funding with the PI signature

  • Is required 2 business days prior to sponsor deadline date of any proposal for sponsored funding with all applicable department, chair, etc. signatures

In addition to the Endorsement Form, the following documents are required for submission at the 5 and 2 business day deadlines:

Documents Requested at Five (5) Busines Day Deadline Documents Requested at Two (2) Business Day Deadline
Completed Endorsement Form with PI signature Completed Endorsement Form with all required signatures
Sponsor's guidelines
Final proposal excluding final science

Final Science, which may include:

  • Project Summary/Abstract
  • Project Narrative
  • Bibliography & References Cited
  • Facilitie & Other Resources
  • Specific Aims
  • Research Strategy
  • Resource Sharing Plan(s)
Final budget with budget justification

Subaward documents (if applicable):

  • Budget
  • Budget Justification
  • SOW
  • Letter of Committment

Completed COI Disclosure Form

For Investigators that submit conflict of interest disclosures through eCOI or the Rutgers COI system, a disclosure must be on file and active (submitted within the last 12 months) at the time of proposal submission.  A new disclosure is not required.  For Investigators in RBHS that do not submit disclosures through eCOI, an updated paper conflict of interest form is required two (2) business days before the proposal submission deadline

The Endorsement Form is a fillable PDF form. This form can be downloaded and completed and then saved to your computer for future use. Tab from field to field for quicker completion as well as to ensure that no fields are missed. Fields highlighted in red are required information and will prevent saving of the form until completed.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the Endorsement Form, please contact your ORSP Grants Specialist.

Software Requirements

Acrobat Reader (or Pro) 9.1 or newer.
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