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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

Except as provided in Section 2 below, the Provost or 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 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 Senior Vice President for Finance and Facilities

The Senior Vice President for Finance and Facilities or his or her designee is authorized to act for the President of the University regarding:

  A. Negotiation of indirect cost recovery rates; and

  B. 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.


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. 5, "The Senior Vice President for Finance and Facilities"
  • 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. 9, "The Vice President for Human Resources"
  • Executive Order No. 10, "The Vice President for Student Life"
  • 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"
  • Executive Order No. 63, "The Vice President for UW Information Technology and Chief Information Officer"
  • Administrative Order No. 1, "Business and Financial Affairs"
  • Administrative Order No. 2, "Civil Disorders"
  • Administrative Order No. 3, "Legal Actions"
  • Administrative Order No. 5, "Delegated Authority for Gifts to the University"
  • Administrative Order No. 6, "Personnel Actions"

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"