What is a PAF?

The Proposal Approval Form (PAF) is a summary of information about funding application used for internal review and approval. It contains project information used internally within the U-M eResearch Proposal Management system and signed by university officials. The PAF is not submitted to the proposed sponsor. 

Why is a PAF needed?

PAFs are required for all external funding proposals at U-M. Before being sent to the proposed sponsor (see Section 3.06 of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents), every grant or contract application must be submitted for prior approval through the appropriate University channels. 

Proposal Development and Approval.

Every UM-Flint external funding grant proposal is reviewed by Office of Research and Sponsored Projects in Ann Arbor on behalf of the Regents of the University of Michigan. The UMF Office of Research is here to assist you prepare your proposal and route it for approval on the unit level on the Flint campus, before finalizing it for review in Ann Arbor.  The U-M Office of Research (UMOR) has now established an internal deadline policy of 4 business days prior to the sponsor's due date to guarantee full review prior to submission.