Communication and Negotiation with Agency
Step 5: Negotiations/Communication with the Sponsor
Often a sponsor will have questions, or will require changes to the proposal before they will consider funding it. The PI should be available for discussions on the technical, programmatic and financial aspects of the project.
The Associate Director of Research and Compliance can act as a liaison with the sponsor during these discussions. That individual can also provide to the sponsor any institutional information that they need during this process.