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)
Latest PARS Renovations
We have completed another round of renovations. You will notice that the "Facilities" section has been removed and the "collaborative proposal" question on the cover sheet has been replaced by a question asking for a more general idea of where the project work will be performed. In the near future a new series of questions, entitled "Export Control Checklist", will be added to the Compliance section so that we can better assist UMaine and its investigators in complying with the new Export Control Regulations.
 Proposal Submission Policy & Timeline (PDF)
All PARS account holders are required to complete the UMS Conflict of Interest Training course offered by CITI. For more information, please review the memo UMaine Conflicts of Interest Training Requirements (PDF). Complete instructions and a link to the course are available at: http:/LoginPARSInstructionsCOI.htm
Prior to routing a proposal to approvers it must be assigned a submission number by ORSP. The number will be assigned when the preparer and their ORSP Grants and Contracts Specialist have finalized the proposal budget.
Please download and use the latest version of the ORSP budget spreadsheet.
We have recently upgraded the budget spreadsheet format from the 97-2003 version (.xls) to the Excel Workbook version(.xlsx)
For more information about submitting proposals and managing awards please visit the
ORSP website.

Important: For security reasons the semicolon(;) and double dash (--) characters cannot be used in your responses to PARS questions.

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Register to use PARS: click here to register (allow 1-2 business days for processing). If you need immediate access to the system call Robin Crocker (207) 581-1471 or Cliff Wilbur (207) 581-1419.
Retrieve Password:  Click here to have PARS email your login information to you.

Webmaster: Cliff Wilbur  (207) 581-1419

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