Upon award, a grantor may send notification to the Principal Investigator (PI), the ORSP, the Controller’s office, or the Vice President for Academic Affairs. If notification of an award is sent to the PI, it should be forwarded immediately, along with all accompanying information, to the ORSP. The ORSP will review the terms and conditions of the award, ensuring that they are acceptable to the University. The ORSP may contact the PI during this process, and the PI should raise any questions or concerns that he or she may have, as the University is in a position to negotiate the terms of the agreement before it is signed.
The PI may not sign a grant award or contract. Forward such documents to the ORSP for signature by the appropriate authorized personnel.
In the case of grants awarded by certain private foundations, the Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations is responsible for overseeing that appropriate University approvals are obtained.