The eResearch Portal Grants and Awards (“Grants Portal”) provides a single solution for the handling of all proposal and award processes on campus. The portal is UGA’s method to submit federal proposals through

All proposals submitted to external sponsors must be processed through the portal.

The goal of the Grants Portal is to simplify the administrative processes involved in proposal creation and processing, to ease the burden these processes place on faculty, and to serve the University community better via streamlined processes, transparency, and better communication. The portal provides these benefits by:

• Providing UGA investigators a single web portal, accessible at any time from any place, through which they can prepare, certify, and submit proposals and manage awards;

• Improving the efficiency and accuracy of proposal development, proposal submission, and award management processes;

• Automating processes that connect proposal and award activities with compliance processing.

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Extensive support is available within the Grants Portal. On the portal Help page, you will find a variety of help topics as well as the full schedule of training sessions offered by the Office for Sponsored Programs.

The Office for Sponsored Programs is providing extensive training for the Grants Portal.  See the complete listing of training sessions, as well as recordings of past sessions.

Do I need to use the Grants Portal for my proposal?

All sponsored projects must be submitted to the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) via the Grants Portal.

Do I submit progress reports, resubmissions, and renewals through the portal as well?

You DO NOT submit progress reports through the portal.  Please contact your OSP Representative to determine the proper course of action for progress reports.

You DO submit all follow-on proposals through the portal, including resubmissions, renewal, supplements, etc.

I still have questions, what do I do?
Contact your Sponsored Project Representative.  Find your representative is through the search tool.

Announcements related to the Grants Portal will be disseminated in 3 primary ways:

  1. Through the GeaR Blog.
  2. Through email – the email will be sent from – please make sure that this sender is on your email client’s safe-senders list to ensure it is not labeled as junk mail.
  3. Through messages presented directly within the Grants Portal.