The Office of Grants & Contract Administration reviews all grant proposal budgets and grant proposal endorsements forms for funding that will be administered through Middlebury, or that entail a Middlebury commitment.  The Director of Grants & Contract Administration provides the final signature on the grant proposal endorsement form (formerly known as the "blue sheet").

The Grants & Contract Administration Office's signature on the grant proposal endorsement form constitutes approval to submit the proposal to the sponsor.

Some proposals may also require approval from other senior officials.

The Director of Grants & Contract Administration also signs all proposals that require the signature of an Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR).