Research and Scholarship FAQs

Negotiations with the Sponsor

Sponsored Research is solely responsible for negotiating, approving, and notifying the Principal Investigator if the project’s terms and conditions will need to be modified. During this time, other modifications may have to be made to accept the award.

The timeline for negotiations with the sponsor can vary depending on the contract language but on average these are completed in 15-30 business days. Depending on the award type and Sponsor, additional reviews of terms and conditions by Technology Transfer, Export Control, and other departmental reviews may be required which may extend the negotiation timeline.

For more post-award details, see USF Sponsored Research Grant Research Responsibilities, Expectations, and Processes.