Signatures and Letters of Intent

Many agencies use a two-stage application process - a letter of intent (LOI) followed by a full proposal or application. LOIs are reviewed and signed by the RSO only if:

  • the agency requests a University of Alberta signature
  • the LOI may result in an award, i.e., a development grant to assist with the preparation of the full proposal or
  • the application is an institutional application, i.e., the university is the applicant not the individual researcher(s)

If the above applies, the following signatures are required: the principal investigator (PI), their chair and dean, all co-investigator signatures and the RSO (on behalf of the university). (effective Dec. 9, 2020).

To create your signature page, use the Quick Reference Guide - Request for New Application/Proposal/Project via Online Approvals form.

For additional information or clarification, please contact your research facilitator.

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Quick Reference Guide - Request for New Application/Proposal/Project via Online Approvals