Signature of person legally responsible for making agreements on behalf of an organization; must appear on an application before it can be considered an official request; implies that if an award is accepted, the responsibility for its proper administration is assured.
Signature of person(s) with authority: (1) To charge to facility master account. (2) To guarantee payment, and (3) to contract for space, services, and supplies.
The institutional official legally authorized to sign proposals and agreements on behalf of the university. But once the award has been received, the PI then has authority to sign for expenditures in accordance with their Department/College's authorization procedures.