After the proposal has been reviewed at the agency and recommended for funding, a contracts or grants officer of the agency may contact The Office of Research Affairs and negotiate the award. The negotiations may include budget items, terms and conditions of the award, performance period, etc. In the event the Sponsor contacts the PI directly about an award, the PI should notify the ORA and provide a copy of any Notice of Award. No funds may be spent until an award statement is issued by The Office of Research Affairs.
Departments establish restricted spending accounts for all research expenditures through the University accounting system, IBIS. For more information, contact the Controller's Office.
- Permission for Pre-Award Spending
No funds may be spent prior to award on a project unless permission has been granted by ORA using the required form. The department must have all compliance approvals in place and guarantee funding in the event an award is not made.