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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 Grants & Research Specialist 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.