Research Western

Institutional Signature FAQ's

Institutional Signature Process for Research Proposals/Applications

What do Dean, Chair and PI signatures signify?

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How much time is required for institutional signatures by RD&S on proposals/applications?

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Who is the first contact in RD&S for institutional signature or questions?

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What does the institutional signature mean on proposals/applications and ROLA forms?

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Is an institutional signature required on all applications for research funding?

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What is the requirement for signatures if I am a co-PI on an application?

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What is the requirement for signatures if I have a co-applicant from another institution on my proposal/application?

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What if there is no space on the application for an institutional signature?

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What does RD&S do upon receipt of an application?

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Aren’t all application guidelines the same?

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With the advent of electronic applications shouldn’t the review be quicker?

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Isn’t RD&S duplicating the review that is conducted in the Department/Faculty?

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Is there an advantage to providing RD&S with advanced notice of my potential application?

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What are common errors found in applications?

Common application errors include:

Last-minute requests for signatures increases risks to Western that critical elements have been missed in the review, and researchers run the risk that a signatory may not be available, or that the application requires additional revisions prior to receiving a signature.

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