Correspondence to external funding agencies or institutions concerning the administration of sponsored projects requires University endorsement prior to transmittal. Correspondence pertaining to post-award administration is reviewed by the Office for Sponsored Research (OSR) Grant Officer.
To obtain University endorsement, correspondence should be routed to the Evanston or Chicago campus OSR office together with a completed Electronic Sponsored Projects Request (ESPR) form. Incomplete ESPR forms, particularly those missing the approval of any required parties, may cause unnecessary delays in the review process.
Once reviewed, correspondence is endorsed for the University and forwarded to the appropriate funding agency; a copy is also forwarded to the principal investigator (PI). Upon receipt of a response from the funding agency, OSR will notify the PI and the PI's department. Should the nature of the request involve rebudgeting or an extension of time, such action will be performed after receipt of agency approval.