Procedure for Signing of Grant Applications Administered by the University in the Faculty of Medicine
When the grant is to be administered by the University, the signature of the Dean is only required as specified below. The signature of the Dean is provided by the Vice Dean, Research or the Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Medicine Research Office, Medical Sciences Building (Room 2331).
Research grants are to be administered by the institute where the research takes place. Thus FMRO will only sign for grant applications where the research will be conducted on campus. The appropriate hospital individual (normally the Vice President Research or his/her delegate) is responsible for authorizing grant applications when the research is located in the hospital. Principal investigators located at the hospitals are to consult with the hospital research office re obtaining signatures for a grant application. Some agencies require the University to be the administrative site – eg: NSERC, SSHRC. Researchers, unsure of where their grants are to be administered, are to consult their University Department Chair.
CIHR - All applications to CIHR - The Vice Dean, Research or the Associate Dean, Research signs on behalf of the President of the University and the Dean. (Except for the Proof of Principle Program (POP), which needs to go from the Chair then to the Innovations & Partnerships Office located in the Banting Building, 100 College St., Ste. 413.)
Requiring Dean's Signature - The signature of the Dean will only be required for the following categories of applications:
1. Applications where the sponsor requires the Dean's signature as well as an institutional signature on their application form.
2. Applications to all sponsors / agencies for the following types of funding
- Personnel Awards for faculty members
- All CIHR applications being submitted through the Faculty of Medicine
- Institutional Initiatives (formerly GRIP)
- Canada Research Chairs
- Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) - Leading Edge Fund
- Genome Canada
- Ontario Research Chairs
- Ontario Research Fund - Infrastructure
- Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence Program
- Early Researcher Award
- New Initiatives Fund
- National Platforms Fund
- International Joint Ventures
- Leaders Opportunity Fund
Investigators will only provide the Faculty of Medicine Research Office with 1 copy of CIHR applications that are not submitted through e-approval . (For the open operating grant competitions the signed RIS form may be submitted in hardcopy or via email by the internal deadline.) Personnel Awards, Major Equipment /Maintenance, Institutional Initiative programs (formerly GRIP) and Group/Program grants require two copies: one for the Research Services Office (RSO), UotT and one for the Faculty of Medicine.
Other Applications - Applications that do not require a signature from the Faculty of Medicine
Investigators submitting applications other than the above are to obtain the signature of the Chair of their University Department and then directly secure the University signature from Research Services Office (RSO), University of Toronto in the McMurrich Building, third floor. The Faculty of Medicine Research Office does not require a copy of the application.
The Faculty of Medicine Research Office continues to provide advice and assistance to investigators and students on matters pertaining to funding sources and the application process. Cindy Faber Research Services may be contacted either by phone or email.
Research Services Officer