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ePA-005 Guidance

The ePA-005 is the University’s proposal pre-approval application used by investigators who are submitting proposals to external sponsors. A fully-signed ePA-005 must be available to the Office of Sponsored Programs prior to proposal sign-off and submission. The ePA-005 application allows online creation and signature of the PA-005 form.

The form serves two purposes:
1. It documents administrative, budgetary and compliance information about the proposal and provides Chairs, Center Directors, Deans and Vice Presidents with a summary of that information.
2. Campus signatures are the Office of Sponsored Program's authorization to submit the proposal to an external sponsor.

ePA-005 resources

Access the epa-005

CFAES ePA-005 Brief Instructions

CFAES ePA-005 Detailed Instructions

Discovery Theme guidance to completing the epa-005