TERA-PAMS is the electronic proposal routing system used at UT. TERA is the Tennessee Electronic Research Administration. PAMS (Proposal and Award Management System) is a module of TERA used for proposal creation, electronic routing and approval and award maintenance. Each campus has its own instance of TERA-PAMS. UTK’s instance can be found at: TERA-PAMS Site
To log into TERA-PAMS, you will need your UT NetID and password.
Training sessions are scheduled periodically throughout the year. The training is called A-Z Proposal Preparation and Submission in TERA-PAMS. The sessions will go over all the features of the system and demonstrate how easy it is to create and route the proposal. View the TERA-PAMS training schedule.
For a brief introduction to TERA-PAMS proposal preparation, download The Least You Should Know About Proposal Preparation (PDF)
For more in-depth instructions, download the 59 page TERA-PAMS User’s Guide (PDF)
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