Grants hosted by Eastman and the University should have documented approval of the Dean and ESM Executive Director of Finance & Administration prior to application. Such approvals are gathered and maintained in our internal systems (IORA) with the assistance of ESM Finance and University grants administration. In addition to documenting ESM’s formal support of the grant proposal, this pre-approval provides necessary screening for other potential University activity related to the same grant opportunities and also streamlines the management of the grant when ultimately awarded.
Please allow a minimum of two weeks for proposals and associated budgets to be reviewed and approved in advance of grant deadlines. To ensure review and approval on the exact timeline required, it is recommended that grant writers initiate a meeting with ESM Finance at the point a grant proposal is considered. Plans and resources will be arranged to meet needs identified.