NIH Grants Policy Statement
Revised October 2017. This document applies to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements for budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2017.
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3.2 NIH Standard Terms of Award

Federal administrative requirements allow agencies to waive certain cost-related and administrative prior approval; these are known as expanded authorities. In 2001, NIH extended these authorities to all NIH awards except for the provision to automatically carry over unobligated balances; therefore the term "expanded authorities" has been replaced with "NIH Standard Terms of Award". See Administrative Requirements-Changes in Project and Budget-NIH Standard Terms of Award for more details.