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Policy: See section 188.8.131.52 under "Policies Affecting Applications"
NIH Policy allows grantees a level of discretion when making changes to budgeting or grant-related activities. However, some changes require written prior approval. Users can access the eRA Commons Prior Approval module at: https://public.era.nih.gov/priorapproval/landing.jsp.
The Prior Approval module allows Principal Investigators (PIs) and Signing Officials (SOs) to respond to prior approval invitations from the granting agency (see note below) or to withdraw from successfully submitted grant application that has not yet been awarded.
In addition, SOs may also request a change of the PD/PI on a grant and request No Cost Extensions when the grant meets specific conditions.
NOTE: To initiate a $500K request, please contact your Program Official. (see the 500K section for more detail)
To access the Prior Approval Landing screen:
Please refer to the specific sections for full instructions on the various request options, and general request management .
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