It is not uncommon that changes will occur to your project after the contract has been issued and signed between your institution and the Greater Midwest Region (GMR). For example, an employee written into the project may leave your institution in the middle of the project or severe weather may make travel to an outreach event impossible. Some of these changes do not require an official change to a contract, while others do. For any changes, you need to discuss what will be altered with Liz Kiscaden in the GMR office.
No Cost Extension
This type of change indicates that you need additional time to complete the project and submit the report, but the expenses have all been incurred. This is easier to process than a cost extension, but does require you to complete a subaward amendment request form. Email the completed form to the University of Iowa's Division of Sponsored program and copy Liz Kiscaden.
Extension Involving Costs
This type of change indicates that you need additional time to complete the project and you will be incurring costs beyond the agreed upon contract period (period of performance). This is not advised and is generally reserved for special circumstances. This may involve redrafting portions of the original contract and the amended contract to be signed off again by both institutions. If this situation applies to you, please contact Liz Kiscaden in the GMR office prior to completing any forms. This process will also require you to complete a subaward amendment request form. Email the completed form to the University of Iowa's Division of Sponsored program and copy Liz Kiscaden.
Project Changes Without an Extension
It is common for changes to occur from what was proposed in your application, and the process for changes are handled on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Liz Kiscadenregarding any changes. Generally, project changes without an extension require awardees to document changes either using Word (use Track Changes on the application originally submitted) or as a brief narrative in an email.