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Policies and Procedures

Number: AUNIV 105
Section: University Administration
Subject: Approval Policy for External Funding of Grants and Contracts
Date: March 1, 2010
Issued by: University Administration
Authorized by: Chancellor


 I.          Policy

All grants or contracts with an outside agency which involve University participation must have the concurrence of a signatory authority of the University prior to submission to the outside funding agency.  In order to obtain this concurrence, Project Directors or Principal Investigators must submit their proposal through the USC Electronic Research Administration system (USCeRA).  The USCeRA system automatically routes the proposal for appropriate approvals and signatures.  USCeRA may be accessed through the USC Sponsored Accounts Management web page at or through a link on the USC Aiken web page.  Questions regarding USCeRA may be directed to the USCA Sponsored Research Office or the USC Office of Sponsored Accounts Management.