National and International Grant Management Mechanism

Internal Grants Awarding Process

Online Submission Systems (for international grant schemes)

Many funding organizations now require applications to be submitted using their online submission portals. To use these systems, investigators must have created a registered account. Submission using funder portals is not always direct. After submission, proposals are often routed to the Research Services Office for Institutional Approval and Authorization before they are finally submitted.

The online submission systems used by the following funders can be accessed from these links:

US Funding Organizations: provides a one-stop electronic portal for finding and applying for US federal grants. allows applicants to search for funding opportunities, register to receive funding alerts, download application packages and instructions, and upload completed applications. – Participant Portal
Upon receipt of an application, sends an electronic acknowledgement to the applicant and delivers the completed application to the relevant funding agency.

eRa Commons

eRA Commons is used by the NIH and other US Government Agencies and Departments. eRA Commons supports the electronic processing of grant applications from submission through to closure of the grant award.
eRA Commons Participant Portal
It is mandatory to have an eRA Commons user account if you are directly applying to any US Government federal funders. eRA Commons also allows PIs to review the status and details of their grant applications.

Please contact the Research Office to request the creation of an eRA Commons User Account and supply the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Email address
  • Date of Birth (mm/dd/yy)

European Commission Funding Schemes:

The European Commission requires coordinators to use the Participant Portal. Nominated representatives of Partners can also login and amend their own institution’s data.
H2020 Open Calls are displayed on the CORDIS Open Calls page.

UK Funding Organizations: