MyResearch Portal version 2.0 should be used for all sponsored research related information.   UIeRA/InfoEd is no longer available. ORSWeb is now live for all departments to submit documents via ORSWeb, our new web based document delivery system.  Access ORSWeb and visit our website for instructions. Beginning Monday, September 12, 2016, ORS will no longer accept documents at our front desk or via the awards listserv.  All documents should be submitted via ORSWeb and the new ORS routing forms must be used when submitting documents to ORS.Visit our ORS Events page at  to sign up for training opportunities.  Training is available for the myResearch Portal, ORSWeb, and the new ORS routing forms. 

A proposal is a detailed request for extramural funding prepared in accordance with the sponsors instructions and University policy.  All proposed projects that include the use UIC resources, such as faculty time, students, equipment, or facilities, must be reviewed and approved by the University prior to submission to the sponsor.

The Office of Research Services is responsible for the review and approval process for all projects involving Research, Instruction or Public Service activities supported by external sponsors. A proposal, upon submission, becomes an official record of what has been promised to a sponsor.

This section provides guidance for developing the various components of a proposal, including the budget, and explains the proposal review process.