SPA has legal and fiduciary responsibilities to ensure that all University, sponsor, state, and federal regulations, laws, and policies are met. Therefore, and in accordance with HOOP 64, all proposal submissions seeking external support for research and other sponsored projects should be submitted to Pre-award for review and approval prior to submission.
In some cases a sponsoring agency does not require a formal proposal prior to issuing an award. However, even when institutional sign-off is not required by the sponsor, the proposal must still be routed to Pre-award for review and approval. Exceptions to this policy may include internal competitions. Submitting a proposal application late or after-the-fact (ATF) will not circumvent a full review by the Grants team. Proposals submitted without Grants team approval may be administratively withdrawn if the submission is found to be non-compliant with University policy or agency requirements. UTHealth always reserves the right to request modification rejection of an award received when there is no approved proposal on file with Pre-award.
Guarantee Accounts will not be issued on ATF proposals.