The purpose of the RPAS is to assure that all projects submitted on behalf of Occidental College are in alignment with the College’s mission and conform with institutional administrative and fiscal policies.

The Request for Proposal Approval and Submission (RPAS) is a fillable PDF and is designed to be easy to complete.  Completing each field will make it easier to secure approval for your submission.

The RPAS must be reviewed by several people and may require a request for further information from you; therefore, please submit it in at least 10 business days! before your proposal is due.  All proposal documentation (RPAS, budget, narrative, RFP, etc) needs to be submitted together even if only in draft form!  Please note: An RPAS is required for a pre-proposal, but please check with the grants office about budgets for pre-proposals - those may not be necessary.   Once you have completed the form, save it to your computer or network space, then email it to and copy Be sure that you include a summary of the project and a draft budget (the budget should be in Excel format) along with the RFP/Solicitation/or agency call for proposals. We cannot issue an approval for submission unless the purpose of the grant is known and the budget has been reviewed. You may print the RPAS for your own records, but submission of a hard copy is not required.  If your proposal is for or NSF Fastlane or other sites requiring online submission, please be sure to notify the SRO of your deadline so that we can have someone available for the final submission.

Other important information:

RPAS Cost Sharing Information Form

Contact Sponsored Research Office
AGC Administrative Center

Lower AGC, Room 114