All grant proposals (including preliminary proposals) to government agencies or private foundations and all proposed contractual arrangements with such agencies, foundations, or other entities must be routed through the Office of Academic Affairs. The proposals will be sent to the Office of Research and the University Graduate School (RUGS) in Bloomington and must be accompanied by forms completed and signed by administrators on this campus. Two weeks should be allowed for this process to be completed. Assistance in the preparation of grant proposals or in working out the terms of contracts is available through the Office of Academic Affairs. Those contemplating development of proposals should also consult the IU Southeast Research Policy Manual, the RUGS IU Research Policy Manual, and the IU Southeast Faculty Manual. The accounting services department maintains fiscal authority of all contracts and grants accounts and will assist with the fiscal administration of the project.