Certain administrators at UWF have been authorized by the university president to enter into research and training agreements or submit proposals on behalf of the university (see Signature Authorization Policy P-04.01-11/09). At the proposal stage, this signature, along with those of other appropriate university officials (i.e., PI and co-PIs, department chair, dean/director, and vice president, if necessary) indicates the willingness and capability of the university to guarantee proper accountability and administration of funds. A PI's signature alone on proposals, grants and other agreements does not commit the university's resources and cannot be accepted in lieu of the authorized institutional officials in RSP. All proposals must have institutional review and appropriate signatures via the Internal Routing Form (IRF). Requests to sponsors for changes to an awarded grant or contract must be authorized by RSP.