AGrants: Submitting Your Proposal for Internal Approvals

What is AGrants?

  • agrantsAGrants (also called RAMSeS, the name under which it was developed at UNC Chapel Hill) is the electronic system by which all proposals on campus will be routed for required internal approvals
  • AGrants replaces the old paper Internal Processing Forms (IPF) used in the past and allows for faster routing. 
  • AGrants has been implemented on all of the UNC system's campuses and will provide information that is comparable to all other universities in the system. 
  • AGrants is the official campus repository for all documents related to sponsored activities at Appalachian, both those that are submitted and those that are awarded. Sponsored Programs and Special Funds Accounting maintain the documents in AGrants after a proposal has been funded.
Login to Agrants Here

Login to AGrants at Use your campus username and password when prompted.

To allow Sponsored Programs adequate time for review and final approval, you must complete all required fields in AGrants, attached all final and complete proposal materials in the system, and obtain all required approvals no later than five business days before your sponsor's submission deadline.

Questions about using AGrants?

Training Sessions

See below for a description of the training sessions and a place to register for one. If there is no time that fits your schedule, but you have at least three people who would like a training session at a certain time, please contract Stephen Kimel at or 262-2165.

For Administrators:

For PIs:

Testing AGrants

If you would like to become familiar with AGrants without initiating an actual proposal, you may do so by logging into the AGrants test site at:

Submitted proposals in the test site will not be routed to chairs, deans, or Sponsored Programs, but the site is a useful tool for learning the AGrants system.

Please note: The test site does not contain accurate or current data and cannot be relied on to produce accurate reports.

Tools How To Additional Resources About

Funding Alerts
Internal Grants
Sponsor E-Submission Systems
F&A Policy

Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) Policy

Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) Procedures

Data Security 
Faculty Editors & Co-Editors of Journals 
Connecting to campus resources when off-campus

Tuesday, July 18th , from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM, AGrants, AIR and IRBIS will be offline for Maintenance. 

*NSF - effective 4/24/17 Collaborators Spreadsheet use required. 

More information here.

Fringe, Travel and F&A Rates
Limited Submissions
Material Transfer Agreements
No Cost Extensions
Institutional Data for Grant Forms

University Research Council
Office of Student Research
Research at Appalachian
NIH Guide
ASU Policy Manual
ASU Financial Reports
A-133 Audit

Office of Research
Grants Resources & Services
Sponsored Programs
Research Protections
Special Funds Accounting
Departmental Assignments

ATTENTION: NSF RELOCATES HEADQUARTERS & DATA CENTER. From 8/24 to 10/1 staff will relocate to the new headquarters and it will be difficult to reach program officers and other officials. Please plan accordingly.