Note: The Research Office - Office of Sponsor Programs is a separate administrative unit from the Office of Post Award Administration (OPAA).
Link here to learn the distinct services each offers during the lifecycle of a research proposal and award.
See also Research Administration Shared Responsibilities [pdf]
The Office of Post Award Administration (OPAA) has updated its procedures for Principal Investigators to request no-cost extensions on sponsored agreements. The Organizational Prior Approval System (OPAS) form has been significantly revised to reflect the changes in procedure and to provide researchers and Business Centers with instructions related to these changes. This form will no longer be a dual purpose form; all no-cost extensions, not just those for awards which carry expanded authority provisions, will now be initiated with the revised form. Requests for approval of pre-award costs and for establishment of pending indexes will be initiated with a separate form, soon to be revised as well. The OPAS/No-Cost Extension form is required for all no-cost extensions and must be approved by your dean or department head.
The OPAA web site has been updated with the new OPAS/No Cost Extension form and instructions, as has the OSCAR list of downloadable forms. The completed and signed OPAS form should be sent to the Business Center review/approval prior to the deadline as stated on the form instructions and should include adequate justification for the extension. For further information, please contact your Business Center.