Approve Center Affiliation

Main Audience: Center Approver

All Centers and/or Institutes must approve affiliation before the Principal Investigator submits the grant application to the Division Official (Chief) and/or Primary Department Official (Chair).

Role: Center Approver (CA)


  1. After logging into eBridge, select My Home from the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Make sure you have Center Approver selected from the top-left corner. 
  3. Select the Funding Proposal Name from My Inbox tab.
  4. Select Approve Affiliation activity from the left-hand column:
    A.  There are two areas where you must respond by selecting the appropriate checkboxes.
    B.  Click OK.
    C. The window will close & return to the “Funding Proposal Workspace”.
    D. The Center approval is now complete.

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8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Help Desk Tips

To better serve you and to expedite the request process, please have available the following information prior to contacting the Help Desk. You will receive a response to your initial inquiry within four hours (during standard business hours).

SmartForm ID: What is the ID Number?

  • Human Submissions ID (PRO, AME, CPR, RE)
  • Animal Submissions ID (AUA, AA, AR)
  • Funding Proposal ID (FP, BU)
  • IBC Applications ID (IBCYear#)

Location: Where are you in eBridge?

  • Activity
  • Workspace
  • SmartForm
  • Section/Page Number

Problem/Guidance: What were you doing or trying to do?

  • Description of issue
  • What you were doing when the issue occurred
  • Screen shot of error message, if applicable


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