AgPAS is AGNR's Pre-Award Services unit for all proposals going forward from the college. If you intend to submit a proposal, please complete the Notice of Intent to Submit webform. Once received, your Contract Administrator will contact you to coordinate the process.
Access AgPAS Services
Complete even if only considering submitting a proposal.
Complete for all proposals requesting funding.
Complete the Non-Funded Questionnaire for )MOU's, )Non-Disclosure Agreements, )Data Use Agreements, )Software Licenses, )Teaming Agreements, )Equipment Loans, etc. (For Material Transfers, use the Material Transfer Agreement instead.)
- Standardized Fringe Benefit Rates for UMD: Effective 4/1/2019 ALL proposals routed through AgPAS-ORA should be budgeted with the State Fiscal Year 2020 standardized fringe benefits rates.
|AgPAS Budget||AgPAS's preferred budget. Must be used for USDA-NIFA proposals. This budget auto-calculates options in USDA's allowable IDC rates.||Download|
|Cost-Share Worksheet||Complete whenever pledging institutional (departmental) cost-share including foregone F&A. Must be signed by Departmental Chair, or designee. (Updated Nov. 2018)
NOTE: Third-party cost-share documentation must also be included, must be provided by Fiscal Authority of the third party.
|Sub-recipient Commitment Form||Should be completed and included with proposal submission for each prospective subawardee. The AgPAS Contract Administrator will complete with PI's assistance.||Download|
|Organized Research Unit -or- Significant Project Designation||If your unit or project is authorized to budget for what are normally considered unallowable administrative costs, use this form to apply for special status which would streamline the proposal review process.||Download|
|Guidelines||Guidelines for Organized Research Unit -or- Significant Project Designation. This document provides further context for determining if your project and/or unit qualifies for status as a Significant Project or Authorized Research Unit.||Download|
|Material Transfer||Use only when transferring Materials from another institution.||Download|
|Advanced Account Request||When unofficial notice of funding has been received, and sponsors authorizes pre-award spending, PI/Department may opt to establish an advanced account. PI and Department establish an AANA with understanding that they are operating at risk unitl ORA receives official authorizing notice from the sponsor.||Download|
|Sub-Award Request Form||(POST AWARD) If the proposal submitted included sub-awards in the budget, PI/Department must complete this form to signal ORA to draft the subaward agreement and collect bilateral signatures.||Download|
|Sub-Award Modification Request||(POST AWARD) Use to request a modfication to an existing subaward being let to another institution, including changes to performance period, amount awarded, reporting requirements,etc.||Download|
AgPAS was established within the Dean's Office on November 2, 2014 to consolidate all pre-award functions for AGNR. We strive to increase efficiencies by standardizing business processes and responding to opportunities more strategically. Our primary purpose is to ease the administrative burden of AGNR PI's thus allowing you to focus your energy on the science and/or outreach. This results in more proposals submitted and more proposals funded.
|Detailed Procedures: Detailed overview of AgPAS's processes.|
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