Once a proposal has been reviewed, Sponsored Projects Administration normally receives formal notification of sponsor acceptance or rejection of proposals. If award notices or letters of rejection come directly to the applicant, original copies should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a proposal has been recommended for funding, the sponsor will often notify the Principal Investigator (PI) directly.
Such preliminary or informal advice may precede official notification by as much as several months. Because scientific or program approval does not always guarantee funding, no work may be initiated or costs incurred until the sponsor’s official written notification is received and accepted by the University either via the Organizational Prior Approval for Spending (OPAS) process or award acceptance process.