All awards for external support of research, instruction and training, or public service projects must be processed through the Office of Sponsored Programs. When you receive a grant, contract, or affiliation agreement, you should make a copy for your office and forward the original to our office. If the award document requires an institutional signature, the document should be forwarded with a completed Contract Review and Approval Form - CRAF (.pdf).
If the award comes to the Office of Sponsored Programs from the funding agency, we will send a "CRAF" and a copy of the award to you for your approval. After your review, you must return these documents to Sponsored Programs for approval signatures.
Sponsored Programs staff will review the award documents. If all terms and conditions are acceptable to ISU, the award will be accepted. Sponsored Programs will obtain the appropriate signatures. Our staff will notify the Grants and Contracts Accounting Office. They will contact you regarding setting up your grant account.