A proposal represents a formal offer by Michigan Technological University to enter into a contract or agreement with the potential sponsor. As a result, proposals must be endorsed by the individual(s) who will conduct the project, the appropriate department chair(s) and dean(s), and the person authorized to commit the University to the offer.
By signing the transmittal form, chairs and deans assume the responsibility of assuring the completion of Michigan Tech's obligations under the agreement with the sponsor. See the policy and procedures manual for additional requirements for submitting proposals.
In addition, please review the list of responsibilities for all parties involved in a sponsored project.
Michigan Tech has developed a routing procedure to ensure that proposals meet University policies and procedures and that all who endorse the proposals understand the University's commitment. Research proposals must receive approval before submittal from the vice president for research.