Electronic Signature and Approval Process (Currently DocuSign)

All proposals for external funding should be submitted using the electronic signature and approval process.

Research Administrative Services will not accept hard copies of proposal submissions without prior approval.

Click here to submit a proposal to RAS

The following guides are provided to assist with the submission and approval of research proposals through the electronic signature and approval process.

Proposal Submission Guide - updated 5/31/2013

Reviewer/Approver Guide

Account Management Guide

Demonstrations of this process are conducted upon request. Contact RAS at (202) 806-4759 to schedule a demonstration.


Please keep in mind that RAS reserves the right to withdraw for consideration, any proposal received less than five full business days prior to its submission deadline date.