University Signature Process
The following signature process information can be found through the Research Services Office.
In addition to the signature requirements of the sponsor, the University of Alberta (UAlberta) also has signature requirements.
All applications and proposals submitted for external funding must be signed by the:
UAlberta principal investigator
UAlberta principal investigator department (chair or vice chair)
UAlberta Principal Investigator Faculty (dean or delegate)
Research Facilitation Office/Research Services Office on behalf of the institution.
An email or letter from the UAlberta co-investigator’s department or faculty MUST be included if new or additional resources are being committed from the department or faculty, (except when the co-applicant(s) are from the same department as the principal investigator).
*The pre-submission supplementary signature page must be completed if there are UAlberta co-applicants.
NOTE: External co-investigator signatures are only collected if required by the sponsor.
Those signing on behalf of the department or faculty who are listed as the principal investigator or co-investigator may not sign their own applications. They are required to obtain signatures from a designated one-over approval. Please contact the research facilitator for your faculty for advice as to who should provide the "department" and "faculty" signatures. Signatures should be obtained in the order listed above.