Policies & Procedures

Prior Approval

Agency Prior Approval is the written permission required by the authorized agency official before the Principal Investigator (PI) may change certain grant activities such as scope of work modifications, significant budget modifications, changes in PI, etc. Prior approval is covered in Section 200.407 under the 2 CFR Part 200 - Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards under the heading "Written Approval". For Federal agency-specific requirements, please click on the link below.

University Procedures


Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (2 CFR Part 200)

Sponsor Policies / Procedures

The administration of sponsored research, as directed through the Uniform Administrative Requirement, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, allows for University Internal Approvals and Expanded Authorities. This flexibility permits the University to make some decisions regarding pre-award costs, no-cost extensions, rebudgeting, etc. For further information on university internal approvals, please contact Grants and Contracts Accounting.