Award Modifications

When project modifications (i.e., revised budgets, no-cost extensions, etc.) are necessary, principal investigators (PIs) must provide adequate justification and ensure required approvals are obtained.

OSP Prior Approval Requests

Some modifications require special review and approval by the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP), on behalf of the university. These are known as OSP prior approval requests and include:

  • Administrative Extensions
  • Administrative Funding
  • Internal Budgeting Revision
  • Grantee Approved No-Cost Extension (NCE)

Sponsor Prior Approval Requests

Other modifications, such as those listed below, may require prior approval from the sponsor. These sponsor prior approval requests must be signed by the principal investigator (PI) and routed through OSP for review and AOR approval (or authorization).

  • Change in Scope
  • Change in Key Personnel
  • Supplemental Funding
  • Budgeting Revisions
  • Carryover Funding
  • Sponsor Approved No-Cost Extension (NCE)
  • Grant Transfers

Submit a Sponsor Prior Approval Request (Webform)