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Research Administration and Proposal Submission System

RAPSS is mandatory for all new submissions of research proposals, corporate contracts, and associated items. Paper submissions are no longer accepted for new activity.

Serving the University's Research Administration

RAPSS is used universitywide for pre-award grant and contract functions, such as electronic endorsement of proposals and submission through to federal agencies.

RAPSS Activity Matrix

The RAPSS Activity Matrix is to assist in determining which activities should be initiated in RAPSS and which should completed with the current paper process. Please contact your Grants Specialist or your Contracts Manager if you have any questions

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RAPSS Department Approvers

RAPSS Approvers List

Below is a list of "Department Approvers" as currently configured in RAPSS. This list is based on what has been provided by the Schools/Centers/Institutes/Departments for the configuration of the system.

RAPSS Approvers Form

In the event you need to provide approvers for or request changes to your unit, please download and complete the form below and return it to: You will be notified once the request has been processed.

Reference Guides and Training Materials

The Quick Reference Guides and Training Materials are intended to supplement hands-on training sessions and be stand-alone references. The guides and materials introduces and describes the RAPSS' functions.

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Contact Us

RAPSS Project Leaders

Diane Ambrose, Executive Director, Research and Sponsored Programs

Faizan Ahmed, Director, Research IT

RAPSS Project Staff

Chris Stastny, Associate Director, Research and Sponsored Programs

Rosie McCamery, Education Training Specialist, Research and Sponsored Programs