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Office of Research and Creative Activity


University of Nebraska at Omaha

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is MavGrants?

MavGrants is a web-based, pre-award proposal management and storage software system that will be used for all externally-funded academic activities at UNO.

2. Why are we implementing it?

The current process for applying for and accepting external funding is heavily paper-based, antiquated, burdensome, inefficient, and labor intensive. MavGrants will improve communication, cut down on the time required for pre-award approvals, and streamline paper-based administrative processes.

3. When will it be available for use?

Personnel in the Office of Research and Creative Activity have begun the implementation process with the software's vendor. Beta testing will begin in the spring semester, with campus-wide usage expected by July 2014.

4. Who will MavGrants affect?

All principal investigators and project directors will use MavGrants to apply for and receive any external funding for academic activities. College and departmental administrators will also have access to the system.

5. How will MavGrants improve our current processes?

MavGrants will allow for electronic creation and routing of proposals for external funding and for remote electronic approvals. It will save time and foot travel for UNO faculty and staff in obtaining signatures/approvals. No more paper files will be generated for proposals in the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research.

6. I'd like more information. Whom can I contact?

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