It is the policy of New York University (NYU, “the University”) that all costs proposed or incurred on a sponsored project comply with all terms and conditions and University policies and procedures, including those associated with obtaining prior approval for changes in a sponsored project, and the exercise of authority over such changes when necessary.
The purpose of this policy is to assist Principal Investigators (PI's), schools, departments, units and personnel of the University to effectively manage the finances of sponsored program awards by providing guidelines and procedures for attaining prior approvals when applicable.
This policy is applicable to all schools, departments, units, and personnel of the University involved in administering sponsored awards.
A PI may report deviations from budget and program plans and request prior approvals from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) for the following:
Prior approval for post award changes on sponsored projects must be requested by the PI (or his or her designee) to the Office of Sponsored Programs. NYU has implemented a Prior Approval Matrix that will document whether prior approval is required from the sponsoring agency or whether NYU has approval authority for post award changes or actions. The Prior Approval Matrix contains all the information necessary to make this determination.
Effective Date Supersedes 09/01/13 Issuing Authority Sponsored Programs Administration Responsible Officer Assistant Vice President for Post-Award Administration