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.

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.