Proposal Approval Form

Before writing a proposal, consult with the academic department chairperson or the office director to ensure support for, understanding of the obligations, and reporting requirements of the project. Contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at the start of the grant writing process to help with accounting and other matters. Once complete, you must seek University approval before submitting the proposal. Approval can be a lengthy process - please budget adequate time.

The OnBase document management system is used for proposal approval. Documentation and instructions for utilizing this new process can be found HERE. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact René Muñoz, Director, Sponsored Programs by email or by phone at ext. 4457.

Institutional Research Board (IRB)

The request for IRB Protocol Number for Pending Research form and the IRB Human Subjects Review Protocol form are necessary if you plan to include human subjects in your research.

Please download and open the forms outside of your browser before completing them. Protocols MUST be submitted a single PDF document. Submissions consisting of multiple, separate documents will be returned without review.

Please visit the Millersville University Institutional Research Board (MUIRB) website for more information concerning the approval process and scheduling. Depending on the meeting schedule, Board approval may take a month or more - please budget your time accordingly.

If you have questions concerning the IRB process at Millersville University email Rene Munoz at Include the phrase "IRB Question" in the subject line.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The Millersville University IACUC should review research proposals involving laboratory animals. Guidance can be found at:

Millersville IACUC Animal Protocol

University Governance- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

National Science Foundation Animal Welfare Requirements

If you have specific questions regarding animal use, please contact Rene Munoz at the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Administration

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals