FAQ Category: General

Is the use of myGRANT mandatory?

Yes. Effective November 1, 2011, myGRANT was implemented as the University of Hawai`i’s central proposal database. Use of myGRANT was implemented in three phases. As of February 16, 2012, all proposals must be entered into myGRANT prior to submission to the sponsor. The proposal data entered into myGRANT and submitted for electronic routing / workflow …

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How will proposal submission work if the sponsor does not use Grants.gov and has its own electronic submission system?

For sponsors who do not use Grants.gov (e.g., NSF or NASA) and have their own submission system or require hard copy submission, your proposal should be developed in the sponsor-specific system, then uploaded to your myGRANT proposal document as attachments for electronic routing and workflow approval. You are encouraged, but not required, to use the …

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Does the five (5) business day deadline still apply?

Yes. Proposals should still be submitted to ORS at least five (5) business days prior to the proposal submission deadline to ensure adequate time for ORS review and processing. During the initial implementation of myGRANT, PIs are strongly encouraged to give themselves more than five (5) business days to accommodate adjusting to the system.

How will limited submission proposals be handled?

The “screening/review” process to obtain approval to submit a proposal with a limited submission clause has not changed.  Once you receive approval from the appropriate approving authority to submit your proposal, you can then proceed to myGRANT to prepare and submit your proposal.