Pre-award Project IDs will need to be requested for the following instances:
- The award is imminent
- The PI or College Research Office has something in writing from the sponsor stating that the award is forthcoming
- When spending is necessary for the effective and economical conduct of the project. This could occur for reasons such as when a payroll deadline is approaching, there is a need to order specialized equipment and supplies, a pricing quote for required equipment is expiring, or the nature of the research is time sensitive – e.g., plant growing season.