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Welcome to RAPSS

RAPSS is now mandatory for all new submissions of research proposals, corporate contracts, and associated items. Paper submissions will no longer be possible for new activity. Read more here. To help determine which activities should be initiated in RAPSS and which activities should use the current paper process, on an interim basis, please consult the RAPS Activity matrix below.

RAPSS Activity Matrix

A new matrix outlining the intended uses for RAPSS is posted here.

RAPSS Portal

Can be accessed at

RAPSS Support

Please contact:

RAPSS Training:

As a reminder, RAPSS training is being conducted on all three campuses. The list of training sessions is posted here.

RAPSS History

To build an efficient, paperless and user-friendly system for grant and contract submissions at Rutgers, the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) chose Huron Consulting Group to provide its Click® Portal software and collaborate on a customized installation. Vendor selection began during the integration and included feedback from faculty and administrators and other constituents across Rutgers and legacy UMDNJ. Huron, which has done projects at many major U.S. and Canadian universities, is working with the ORED’s Implementation Team and Rutgers’ Office of Information Technology. The team customized the Click Portal for RAPSS, which will be used universitywide at Rutgers for processing grants and contracts. This “best-in-class” software will be used for pre-award grant and contract functions, such as electronic endorsement of proposals and submission through to federal agencies. RAPSS  will bring a superior transparency to the proposal-submission and award-intake processes and has robust reporting functionality.

ORED is sponsoring and managing the project with input from numerous faculty and staff groups. ORED’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs maintains all information regarding grant and contract applications, budgets and on-going annual adjustments to research funding using this system.

We welcome your questions and suggestions, which you can submit through the liaison for your unit. The list is posted here. You can also contact Christopher Stastny at and 848-932-4032 or Rosetta McCamery at and 732-235-8085.