Once compliance approvals have been secured and the terms of the agreement are acceptable to both parties, OSP will send a partially-executed agreement to the sponsor. After the fully-executed award/agreement is returned by the sponsor, OSP will complete the award document in KC to transmit the award to CGA for account setup. When OSP transfers the project for account setup to CGA, an email is sent to the PI, copying the unit contacts, and CGA Awards Group.
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To see the standard expectation for the full award by Sponsor, please go to Award Processing Times page.
OSP Signature Authority
After terms are successfully negotiated, an authorized signatory will execute the agreement. This signature authority has been delegated consistent with the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees of Michigan State University which is documented in a memo dated March 19, 2015. Several individuals within OSP have signature authority and they will ensure proper and timely execution.
Please note that faculty DO NOT have signature authority to execute agreements on behalf of MSU.