The Endorsement Form is:
The internal mechanism utilized to obtain the necessary research project information in order to process a proposal to a sponsor. For Grants.gov submissions, RAPSS should be used to complete the Endorsement Form, the PDF version is NOT required. For ALL other proposal submissions, the PDF Endorsement Form should be completed and sent to your ORSP Grants Specialist.
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.
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) Business Day Deadline||Documents Requested at Two (2) Business Day Deadline|
|Completed Endorsement Form with PI signature and working project title||Completed Endorsement Form with all required signatures and final project title|
|Final proposal excluding final science||
Final Science, which may include:
|Final budget with budget justification|
Subaward documents (if applicable):
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.
Upcoming Select Grant Deadlines
A more extensive list can be downloaded here.
Please note that the Endorsement Form should not be opened and/or completed in your web browser. Please save the file to your desktop or a folder on your computer. The file should be opened in either Acrobat Reader, or the full version of Adob Acrobat. The Endorsement form should be compatible with Adobe Acrobat version 9.1 and higher. If you are using a version of the software prior to 9.1, the form may not be able to be completed as intended.
To download the file to your desktop, please do the following.
1) Right click on the link for the Endorsement Form
2) Click on the action to "Save Link As..." (it may also appear as "Save Target As..." or "Save File As...")
3) In the dialog box, choose the location on your computer that you would like to save the file to
4) Click "Save"
The link for the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat is listed below.