University of Southern California


Steps for PI to Complete an Award

The sponsoring agency typically notifies DCG or the principal investigator of its intent to make an award to USC for proposed work. Often advance notice is provided via a “just in time” request for updated or additional information. At this time, the sponsor can request changes in the work plan or budget.

1. Once you have been notified of an award, work with the research administrator in your school, department or center to prepare any requested information as quickly as possible.

Any significant changes to your proposal, including the budget, require approval from your school.

2. You may also need to complete all regulatory reviews prior to award. If you have not already done so, be sure to submit all needed protocols for review and approval.

3. Once all modifications are complete, DCG will submit your revised proposal along with any accompanying materials to the sponsor.