Award Negotiation of Terms
After a proposal has been reviewed and approved by ORPA, submitted to the sponsor, and accepted for funding by the sponsor, the award negotiation process begins. Sponsored awards are reviewed and, if necessary, negotiated by ORPA to ensure the terms and conditions are acceptable to the University. ORPA may consult the PI, Department, and other offices such as the Office of Technology Licensing and the Office of the General Counsel.
ORPA has the lead responsibility in the negotiation and acceptance of sponsored awards and is the sole authorized entity to execute a sponsored award on behalf of the University. A more complex contract negotiation process may take as long as several months and will require close collaboration with the PI, Department, and other offices.