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Information for Principal Investigators...

  • What’s an eCAF? 
    UCR's electronic Campus Approval Form (eCAF) is used for the routing, approval and submission of proposals to Sponsored Programs when seeking extramural funding.  The eCAF contains critical information needed by several UCR constituents, such as PIs, Co-PIs, Chairs, Deans, and Research and Economic Development staff. It also documents certain mandatory PI certifications and assurances.

    Note:  An eCAF can be initiated by either a PI or a Contract & Grant Analyst.  Whichever the case, preparing an eCAF is a joint endeavor by a PI and a Contract & Grant Analyst, both of whom have an important role in the process (see eCAF Approval Process). You may create an eCAF by selecting it from your Authorized Applications section in R'Space.  For further assistance and information, see eCAF.