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A-Z Index and Glossary
PAF (Proposal Approval Form)
Proposal Approval Form (PAF).
The PAF is a summary of information about the project that is used for internal review and approval and data management. It contains proposal information that must be routed via the U-M eResearch Proposal Management system and signed by university officials.
PAN - Project Award Notice (legacy term)
A Project Award Notice (PAN) was the document name used for an award notice in a legacy process of managing awards. It was not a substitution of the award, but simply a document acknowledging that the award was coming. This term was used at the University of Michigan for many years, even back in the “paper” system that preceded the 2008 launch of the eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) system.
The PANs associated with legacy PAFs (those closed out before the August 20, 2018, Award Management launch) can be viewed under Manage Data > View All Award Notices on the PAF workspace in eRPM.
Learn more about how Awards work at the University of Michigan.
When a proposal is submitted to more than one sponsor with the understanding that funding would be accepted from only one sponsor.
The main Project/Grant (P/G) to which Sub P/G's are subsidiary.
- Project / Grant (Finance Website)
- Request a Sub P/G
- Request a Sub P/G (FINPROD link)
Project Budget Status Report
PEERRS, Program for Education and Evaluation in Responsible Research and Scholarship, is the university's online resource providing regulatory and responsible conduct of research (RCR) training courses for employees and students.
- Program for Education and Evaluation in Responsible Research and Scholarship (PEERRS) Web-based foundational instruction and certification program for faculty and staff engaged in or associated with research at the University of Michigan. Certain Principal Investigators and Co-Investigators are required to be certified in PEERRS.
Protected Health Information
Public Health Service/National Institutes of Health
Pilot Grant (Seed Grant)
A small project that is generally funded through internal sources to help develop a project to the point where external funding can be obtained. See U-M Faculty Grants & Awards.
Payment Management System
Payment Management System
Post Award Change
For post-award changes the Award Change Request is required. Using eRPM, thisis to be used by Principal Investigators (PIs) and Project Teams to submit requests for changes to active, funded projects. Sometimes ORSP may have the authority to approve the requested change; other times, prior sponsor approval is necessary before ORSP can process the change. Therefore, this form must be submitted to ORSP early enough to allow time for administrative processing and, when applicable, early enough to secure the sponsor's approval in advance of the requested change.
Post-Submission / Pre-Award
In the research lifecycle there is a period after you have Routed and Submitted your proposal, and before it's been awarded, that you additional steps are needed. We refer to this as the Post-Submission / Pre-Award and associate it with Setup Project in the Project Lifecycle.
Presidential Review Directive
A preliminary project description submitted to a sponsor; the sponsor selects some pre-proposals for submission of full proposals. Note: the eResearch system will ask whether you are preparing a preproposal (PRE) or a full proposal (PAF). Please select carefully. They cannot be switched later. The numbering and routing are different. For guidance on when to PRE vs PAF, see the Standard Operating Procedure 100.1.
Principal Investigator (PI) Responsibilities
- Principal Investigator (PI)
- U-M Biosafety Manual Link to download the U-M EHS required Biosafety Manual (for U-M laboratories).
Principal Investigator and Sponsor Principal Investigator
The Principal Investigator (PI) or Project Director (PD), Participating Investigators, Senior/Key personnel (as identified by the institution in a proposal or sponsor report), and any other individual identified by the PI/PD as responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of the research (i.e., not simply working on or engaged in the project). This includes administrative and programmatic aspect sof a project.
There is also a Sponsor PI. If an employee or student of the University of Michigan does meet the eligibility requirements for the sponsor but not for the requirements of U-M, they are named on applications as Sponsor PI (e.g., students or fellows). See: Definition of Principal Investigator.