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Managing Sponsored Project Funds: Expanded Authorities

If you manage sponsored project funds, find out what you need to know about expanded authorities awards.

Background

Expanded authorities grant certain allowances to some research grants (similar to FDP awards).

If you are managing an expanded authorities award, refer to the information below for common terms and conditions.

  • Rebudgeting

    In general, grantees are allowed some latitude to rebudget within and between budget categories. The degree of discretion varies by the type of grant, the grantee, and coverage by a special initiative.
  • Prior approval

    Some awards may require agency approval of budget and project changes. If so, it must be granted before any change or obligation of funds.