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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

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Managing An Award

Expanded Authority

Several federal agencies have granted ORSP the authority to make certain specific decisions regarding sponsored projects. The University Expanded Authorities allows for the University of Denver to authorize certain administrative changes to a sponsored award without advanced sponsor approval. These authorizations may include:

  • Allowances for 90-day pre-award costs
  • No-cost extension for up to 12 months
  • Minor rebudgeting between accounts

To exercise the University’s Expanded Authorities on applicable awards, the PI or Department Administrator must submit the ORSP Prior Approval Request form. Upon review and approval, ORSP will take any necessary action with the sponsor.