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Presidential Orders


Administrative Order


No. 4



Grant and Contract Awards and Amendments for Research, Development, Service, and Training



1. Authority of the Provost and Executive Vice President

Except as provided in Section 2 below, the Provost and Executive Vice President, or his or her designee, is authorized to act for the President of the University regarding the powers and duties delegated to the President in the Board of Regents Governance, Standing Orders, Chapter 1, Section 4, including the execution of grant and contract awards for research, development, service, and training, and agreements, assignments, and other documents necessary for the implementation of the University's Patent, Invention, and Copyright Policy (Executive Order No. 36) and Technology Transfer policy (Administrative Policy Statement 59.4).

2. Authority of the Executive Vice President for Finance & Administration

The Executive Vice President for Finance & Administration, or his or her designee, is authorized to act for the President of the University regarding:

  A. Certification of the federal cost accounting standards board disclosure statement;

  B. Negotiation of indirect cost recovery rates;

  C. Reporting expenditures and requesting reimbursement from a research sponsor, including any certifications required therewith;

  D. Releasing research sponsor from additional claims of reimbursement on completed contracts; and

  E. Negotiation and resolution of audit disputes or other prior contract-related disputes.

September 26, 1985; May 1, 1986; September 6, 1989; March 20, 1992; [Renumbered from Administrative Order No. 16] July 1, 1992; August 15, 2000; October 4, 2012; November 28, 2017.


For additional delegations of authority, see:

  • Board of Regents Governance, Bylaws, Article V, "Officers of the University"
  • Board of Regents Governance, Standing Orders, Chapter 1, "Delegation of Authority"
  • Board of Regents Governance, Standing Orders, Chapter 8, "Authority for Washington Administrative Code Rule Making"
  • Executive Order No. 1, "The Office of the President"
  • Executive Order No. 4, "The Provost"
  • Executive Order No. 6, "The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), UW Medicine and Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Washington"
  • Executive Order No. 7, "The Vice President for Minority Affairs"
  • Executive Order No. 11, "The Vice President for External Affairs"
  • Executive Order No. 12, "The Deans"
  • Executive Order No. 14, "Chancellor, UW Bothell and UW Tacoma"
  • Executive Order No. 18, "The University Ombud"
  • Executive Order No. 62, "The Vice President for University Advancement"
  • Administrative Orders: Delegations of Authority

For related information, see:

  • Executive Order No. 8, "Classified, Proprietary, and Restricted Research"
  • Executive Order No. 34, "Grant and Contract Support of University Activities"
  • Executive Order No. 36, "Patent, Invention, and Copyright Policy"