Division of Research
Electronic Proposal Routing and Approval (ePRAF)
In alignment with the goal of the Division of Research to enable the university's researchers to focus more of their time and resources on the science during the proposal process, the Electronic Proposal Routing Approval Form (ePRAF) was implemented to replace the previously used paper-based Internal Clearance Form. The ePRAF allows the electronic routing of proposals throughout the entire approval process from the PI / Co-PIs, to the Chair, Dean and the Division of Research.

Accessing the ePRAF
To access the ePRAF, please click here.


ePRAF Training
Completing an Electronic Proposal Routing Approval Form (ePRAF)
Approving an Electronic Proposal Routing Approval Form (ePRAF)


Training Schedule
Special Departmental Training Sessions: If your department would like to schedule a special session regarding the ePRAF and the additional administrative support available, please email gutierrr@fiu.edu to coordinate.


EPRAF Support Contacts
As the ePRAF has been deployed to areas of FIU's research community, the Division of Research has embedded additional, permanent research administrative support to the research community to assist with this new endeavor. Below is a listing of the ePRAF Representatives that are available to assist with all aspects of the ePRAF process including: filling out the ePRAF online, developing budgets, filling out agency forms, uploading attachments and assisting with electronic routing of proposals.

College/School/Center/Division ePraf Representative Phone #
College Arts & Science - SEAS MMC Natalie R. Sanchez (305)348-1713
College Arts & Science - SEAS BBC Jessica Gomez (305)919-4282
School of Journalism & Mass Communication Natalie R. Sanchez (305)348-1713
College Arts & Science - SISH Daviane Lastra (305)348-1713
College of Nursing & Health Sciences Kathryn Snider (305)348-0033
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Kathryn Snider (305)348-0033
Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work Kathryn Snider (305)348-0033
College Arts & Science - SIPA Michelle Jimenez (305)348-5290
College of Engineering & Computing
(except SCIS)
Eldred Fourie (305)348-6227
School of Computer and Information Science Natalie R. Sanchez (305)348-1713
Applied Research Center Natalie R. Sanchez (305)348-1713
School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Jessica Gomez (305)919-4282
Academic Affairs - Museums & Library Jessica Gomez (305)919-4282
College of Architecture & the Arts Natalie R. Sanchez (305)348-1713
College of Business Administration Natalie R. Sanchez (305)348-1713
College of Education Natalie R. Sanchez (305)348-1713
College of Law Natalie R. Sanchez (305)348-1713
Division of Student Affairs Natalie R. Sanchez (305)348-1713
All Other Units Natalie R. Sanchez (305)348-1713