Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, 5717 Corbett Hall, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469-5717, Phone 581-1484, Fax 581-1446


Welcome to the University of Maine Proposal Approval Routing System (PARS)


PARS Login



NEW! Proposal Submission Policy & Timeline (PDF) - Effective for proposals due on or after July 1, 2015; preview it during the month of June
All PARS account holders are required to complete the UMS Conflict of Interest Training course offered by CITI. Complete instructions and a link to the course are available at: http:/LoginPARSInstructionsCOI.htm
In order to route a proposal to approvers, it must be assigned a submission number by ORSP which the preparer then enters into PARS. The number will be assigned when the preparer contacts their ORSP Grants and Contracts Specialist to begin working on the proposal budget.
Please download and use the latest version of the ORSP budget spreadsheet.
In order to perform research or other extramurally sponsored activities at the University of Maine, approvals are required from various administrators and others who allocate University resources. Click here for a list of approvals required to submit a proposal and other information about the approval process.

Important notice about data entry in PARS: For security reasons, the semicolon(;) and double dash (--) characters should not appear in any of the information that you enter directly into PARS (this does not include your uploaded files). If you include these characters in your responses, you will be instructed to use your "Back" button to return to the page and remove the character before the information will be saved.

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First time users: click here to register (allow 1-2 business days for processing). If you need immediate access to the system call Robin Crocker (1-1471) or Cliff Wilbur (1-1419).
Retrieve Password  Click here to have PARS email your login information to you.

Webmaster: Cliff Wilbur  (207) 581-1419

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