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I have an award. What are my next steps?

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The office which assisted with development of the application (ROADS, HRS, or MILO) will arrange for agreements to be signed, where necessary, and facilitate the authorization of research account activation once all required certifications are in place.

For applications administered by ROADS, once you have received confirmation of your award please ensure that ROADS has received a copy of the award letter and that the appropriate application approval form  has been completed and forwarded to the ROADS Administration and Support Unit.  Subject to the nature of the award, as outlined below, the Administration and Support Unit will facilitate the authorization of the account activation through an Account Activation Notification (AAN) to the Research Finance office.

  1. If the award letter does not require an Agreement or Institutional signatures, the Administration and Support Unit will review the information on file and contact you directly if clarification is required.  For example:  a copy of the original application was not on file, confirmation of certification approval, etc.  OR
  2. If the award does require an Agreement or Institutional signature, the Administration and Support Unit will await direction from the funding agency/sponsor (most funding agencies/sponsors have their own Agreement format). In addition, the Administration and Support Unit will contact you (the researcher awarded the funds) to ensure that certain conditions including the scope of work as defined in the Agreement are acceptable to you.  OR
  3. In certain larger projects or multi institutional projects the Administration and Support Unit will work with other institutional research offices to co-ordinate the Inter-institutional Agreement process, for example CFI and MRI inter-institutional projects.