Signature Authority and Proposal Processing

The Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) for Clemson University is R. Larry Dooley, Ph.D., Interim Vice President for Research.  Only Dr. Dooley or his designees can sign on behalf of the University.  This applies to contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and other instruments.  In addition, only the Office of Sponsored Programs is authorized to negotiate contracts with sponsors.  Please contact them if you have contracting questions.

Part of GSS processing includes obtaining AOR approval on each proposal before submission.  This is one of the reasons why all proposals must be processed before being sent to a sponsoring organization.  You can view the official policy on proposal submissions for CAFLS and PSA here:

Grant Proposal Processing Policy (PDF, )