Sponsor Prior Approval Requirements
Changes that typically require sponsor preapproval are as follows. These requests must be authorized by OSP and approved by an authorized official of the sponsoring agency:
- Change of PI
- Change of effort by more than 25%
- Budgetary changes of greater than 25% (or as stated in agreement or agency guidelines)
- Substantive change in scope of work
- No cost time extensions
- Other items as noted in the specific agreement.
We recommend that you work closely with your program manager to keep him or her apprised of your progress. However, any issues that will require contractual amendments (time extensions, rebudgeting, change in PI, etc.) must be requested through OSP and be directed to the authorizing official at the agency. We therefore request that you not contact the authorizing official directly, so that they are not receiving information from multiple sources.