Depending on the award terms and conditions, some changes require sponsor prior written approval; others may be approved by SPA.

All prior approval requests must be submitted to SPA for review and approval.


It is important to coordinate a review of the award conditions to determine prior approval requirements, with SPA.

NSF, NIH, NIFA, Energy, NASA, and Commerce Grants

Sponsor eRA systems

Many prior approval requests are initiated and managed using a sponsor's eRA system, for example,

Updated 02/26/19

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If you have any questions about the process, please contact your assigned SPA Research Administrator.