During the course of a project, the sponsor may find it necessary to issue a modification to the original sponsored award. Many sponsored awards obligate only the first year of funding, so sponsors issue award modifications for future increments. Other modifications may be issued for such activities as decreasing funding, extending the period of performance, or revising other terms and conditions of the sponsored award. All written sponsored award modifications must be directed to ORSP. It is the responsibility of ORSP to update the notice of award and distribute the modification to the PI and Department.