Once an award notification has been received, the PI must complete the Contract/Award Authorization Form to submit to the Office of the Chief Research Officer (OCRO) for approval and processing.
If any of the terms and conditions are not amenable with AUS policy, the award is negotiated between OCRO and the sponsor accordingly. While not often the case, it is important to note that negotiation can require an extended period of time to complete, dependent upon the sponsor and the complexity of the provided contract.
Once the award/contract has been executed, a copy of the the Contract/Award Authorization Form and completed agreement will be sent to Finance and a unique Fund number allocated. The PI will be notified of this number and will be able to track award expenditures via Web Financials (login required). For additional assistance with Web Financials please contact the IT Help Desk.
External contracts that did not require a proposal must still complete both the ICF and the Contract/Award Authorization Form for execution and processing of the award.