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Prior Approval Request (OPAS) Instructions

This form has three functions: 1) to request no-cost extensions, 2) pre-award costs, and 3) for pending award requests. No-cost extensions and pre-award costs are for awards from agencies which have granted OSU expanded authorities. No-cost extensions must meet established criteria to be approved and must reach the Office of Post Award Administration (OPAA) 45 days prior to the end date of the award. Pre-award costs allow costs up to 90 days prior to the start date of the award. Pending indexes are set up for awards that have been proposed, but not yet awarded. Departments requesting pending indexes are responsible for charges on pending indexes if the awarding agency fails to fund the award.

Required authorization

The form must be signed by the Principal Investigator of the award, as well as the Dean or Department Head of the responsible department and forwarded to OPAA.

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Where to send the completed form

For OPAS forms requesting no-cost extensions (only an option for agencies which have granted OSU expanded authorities), send to the grant accountant who handles awards from the sponsoring agency in OPAA. For OPAS forms requesting pre-award costs or a pending index, send to Mike Haecker in OPAA.

In-person delivery & campus mail:
Office of Post Award Administration
B306 Kerr Administration Building

Postal mail:
Oregon State University
PO Box 1086
Corvallis, OR 97339-1086

Additional information

See http://oregonstate.edu/fa/businessaffairs/staff/postawards/ for further information.

Need help?

Contact the grant accountant in OPAA who administers awards for the sponsoring agency (for no-cost extensions) or Mike Haecker in OPAA (for pre-award or pending indexes).

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