Prior Approval Requirements
Federal research awards generally provide authority to re-budget an award up to 25% in a single direct cost budget category without requiring prior approval. However, prior approval from the agency would be required if there is a scope change resulting from the re-budgeting.
For federal awards that are not considered research awards, prior approval may be required when re-budgeting exceeds 10% in direct costs. Prior approval is always required for a scope change. For additional information, please refer to the award's terms and conditions.
Re-budgeting authority varies among non-federal sponsors. You may refer to the award terms and conditions for additional information about re-budgeting and when sponsor prior approval would be required.