Research & Economic Development


NOTE:  All committee-related forms are now housed only on the respective committee pages under the Research Compliance and Committees Supported links to the left.

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Please note: form accessibility may vary from browser to browser and among different operating systems. Follow the steps below to save the forms and submit them to the Office of Research. For form accessibility issues or troubleshooting, please contact Amy Hill at extension 3464 or

1. Click the link for the form. If the form opens in your browser, choose the "Save" icon in the top right portion of your screen and save it as a file on your computer (Note: if you begin typing in the form from your browser, the information will not be saved. You must save the file to your computer). If the form downloads instead of opening in the browser, double-click the name and open it. Save the file from there to a location on your computer.

2. Open the form in Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Acrobat (Note: varying versions of Reader may yield different results. If you have issues, please contact your ITS support person to ensure that you have the most up-to-date Reader).

3. Fill in the form.

4. After completing the form, choose File>Save As from the Adobe Acrobat Reader menu and save the file using a new name in a location you will be able to access later (Desktop, My Documents, etc.).

5. Close the form.

6. Create a new mail message and attach the recently saved file to the message. Submit the form to

Note: if none of these steps work on your computer, please contact your ITS support person or print the file, hand-write your responses, and return it to the appropriate office or building as designated.

Click here for more information about unallowable costs (based on information from Michigan Tech; other resources are available from the University of Maine).

Proposal Preparation

Forms for Proposal Preparation must be returned to the Office of Research staff in Derryberry Hall, Room 128.

Project Administration & Closeout

Forms for Project Administration and Closeout must be returned to the Office of Research staff in Derryberry Hall, Room 155.

In-Kind Support

Internal In-Kind Support
External In-Kind Support

All of these forms can be returned to Office of Research staff in Derryberry Hall, Rooms 128 or 155.