ORS Electronic Application Assistance


Applications for University of Connecticut Large or Small Faculty Grants (UCRF Faculty Large/ Small Grant program) and applications for either National Institutes of Health (NIH) or National Science Foundation (NSF) grants can now be submitted electronically using various electronic Research Administration (eRA) systems. InfoEd is the eRA system available at UConn. It is used by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to track administrative and financial data associated with sponsored research and by the Office of Research Compliance (ORC) to track IRB applications and the approval status of research protocols. Using InfoEd, researchers and administrators are able to track project funding status, research compliance approval status and requested/awarded revenue.

Grants.gov is a website developed by the federal government to be the single portal for submitting all grant applications to the 26 federal grant-making agencies. FastLane is NSF’s information management system; investigators can submit proposals, check the status of a proposal, submit an annual/final progress report or check the status of continuation funding. eRA Commons is NIH’s information management system; investigators can track their applications, view summary statements and score letters, view notice of awards, submit just in time information, eSNAP Progress Reports, Financial Status Report and final closeout reports, and no-cost extensions. OSP provides access to both FastLane and eRA COMMONS registrations; registration must be completed before an investigator can initiate an application to either agency. The Office of Research and Scholarship will assist investigators in completing the registration process and electronic submission of grant applications via InfoEd, Grants.gov, FastLane or Commons systems.