Postaward Administration

During the course of a sponsored project, there may be the need to make changes or alterations to the project as originally proposed to the sponsor. These changes may be financial in nature, relate to project personnel, or reflect the timing of project milestones. Generally, a sponsor will impose restrictions on certain types of changes, requiring the project director and the University to obtain approval in advance of the change. For federal grants, the minimal requirements for sponsoring agency prior approval are contained in OMB Circular A-110, Subpart C -- Postaward Requirements: Financial and Program Management, navigating to Section 25: Revision of Budget and Program Plans. Note that specific federal awards and private funding awards may include other procedures and requirements. The University of Iowa may also have established procedures and requirements. Please see the following for information on common postaward changes and procedures: