Additional Help


Before you can route for approval, you must either:
- Attach Letters of Commitment in 3.11 or 6.2 Supporting Documents (Proposal page)
- Provide relevant details for subcontracts in the 3.12 Notes field.

3.11 Letters of Commitment

Upload letters or other documents that confirm subcontracts with other institutions/agencies not affiliated with UM.

You can:

  • Attach: Browse and attach documents.
  • Upload New Version: Upload a new version of a document and keep a version history (keeps previous documents).
  • View Version History: View past versions of documents and download previous versions if needed.
  • Delete: Remove a document. Does not keep any version history.
  • Manage Document Security: Restrict specified personnel from viewing the document.


  • Mac users: make sure you turn on file extensions. Any file uploaded without an extension (e.g., doc) cannot be viewed by others.
  • No limit on the number of documents that can be attached.
  • Documents can be any file type (e.g., .ppt, .xls, . pdf, .doc).
    • The person viewing the document must have the correct program to view your attachments. For example, if someone does not have Microsoft Project he/she cannot view MS Project files (.mpp).
    • Consider uploading a lower version of file types to ensure everyone can view your document, e.g., upload .doc instead of .docx.
  • Each document uploaded can be up to 150 MB.
    • If you document is more than 150 MB, you can compress or zip it to reduce its size.


For detailed directions, see:

Working with Documents - Step-By-Step Procedure.

To see a demonstration on how to use this page, see the Budget Section of the PAF online course.