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Getting Started

Familiarize yourself with FAU’s policies regarding sponsored proposals and awards. For proposal submissions, please refer to the following policies for guidance:


Step 1: Make sure you are registered in grantsERA as a Principal Investigator. Instructions on How To Register in GrantsERA are available online here.

Step 2: Complete your PI profile in grantsERA and select your Admin Assistants from the drop-down menu. If your college has more than one Admin Assistant, select all of them.

Step 3: Initiate, complete and route your proposal in grantsERA. Instructions on How to Submit a Proposal through grantsERA are available online here.


(Training Manual Coming Soon!)

Required Documents (Attachments) for Proposals

All proposals submitted for funding must be routed for review and approvals prior to submission to the sponsor. Before sending the proposal through routing, make sure copies of the Proposal (Scope of Work), Budget, Budget Justification and any sponsor required forms have been uploaded into FAU’s proposal routing and approval system such as grantsERA or Novelutions. In addition, the following FAU documents must also be completed and included as an attachment:

  • Disclosure of Significant Financial Interest Form
  • If applicable, Cost-Share Form

FAU forms are available online here.

If your proposal includes Consultants and/or Subrecipients, additional documents are required.

For Consultants, a letter of intent must be signed by the Consultant and uploaded into grantseRA. The letter should include the Consultant’s hourly rate, estimated number of hours on the project, and a brief statement of work.

For Subrecipients, a letter of intent signed by the institution’s Authorized Official along with the Subrecipient’s Scope of Work, Budget, and Budget Justification must be uploaded into grantsERA as attachments. For federal proposals, a copy of the institution’s F&A rate agreement is also required.

 Last Modified 3/27/20