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Summit Research Administration System

Virginia Tech built a customized solution for research administration processes called Summit, which is a proposal development and internal submission system that simplifies the process of initiating a proposal, developing the associated budget, and obtaining needed approvals.

Summit Proposals allows faculty and departmental support staff to start the proposal process to initiate a proposal or request a budget. The entire process for development, management, and approval takes place in Summit. As a result, all the communication, documents, and data are in one place.

Summit Agreements allows users to initiate and review progress on research-related agreements managed by the Office of Sponsored Programs.


For questions or needed assistance with any of the tools, please e-mail

If you have questions regarding Summit, you may e-mail or reach out to your Pre-Award Associate (if you are unsure of the pre-award associate, please see the Pre-Award distribution sheet).