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After a proposal has been accepted for funding by the sponsor, your Pre-Award Administrator leads the negotiation and acceptance of an award. When the Notice of Award is issued, the Pre-Award Administrator works with the principal investigator to assure that acceptable terms and conditions are negotiated with the sponsor.

There are times when a sponsor may request more information after a proposal has received a fundable score but before an award is made. This is known as Just In Time (JIT) information. Your Pre-Award Administrator will help to ensure that you provide all of the requested information, then review and submit it to the sponsor on your behalf.

Once your project is awarded, your Pre-Award Administrator and Research Accountant are both involved with setting up your project. In the section, you will find detailed information to help you with:


A notice of grant award (also referred to as a notice, NGA, NOA, NOGA or award letter) is a notification from a sponsor indicating that funding has been awarded.

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Project Setup

When a proposal has been approved by a sponsor for support, Office of Research & Innovation (Pre-Award) will usually receive notice that an award has been made or a contract is being prepared.

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