Will my award fund everything related to my research project?
If an expense arises that wasn’t included in your awarded budget, you may still be able to charge it to the grant. All expenses charged to a grant must be necessary to achieve the objectives of the approved grant, allocable to that particular project, and allowable under the terms of the grant. They must also be consistent with the way the same costs are treated in like circumstances at Middlebury.
Can I buy a computer and software with my grant?
Can I buy equipment with my grant?
I need something for my project that wasn’t listed in the grant budget awarded—can I charge it to the grant?
Organizational Prior Approval System (OPAS)
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Funding agencies have delegated increasingly expanded authority to institutions to approve certain administrative actions. These agencies require grantees to assure that adequate institutional reviews and approvals are in place for decisions that affect the management of federally supported projects. All approvals must be documented. To provide these assurances, Middlebury College has established the Organizational Prior Approval System.