|Subject:||Approval Policy for External Funding of Grants and Contracts|
|Date:||March 1, 2010|
|Issued by:||University Administration|
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 www.research.sc.edu 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.