Occasionally it may be necessary to establish a Project ID (account number) before a sponsored agreement is finalized. When assured that a sponsored agreement is reasonably expected to materialize, a pre-award project number can be established for the purposes of beginning the process of recruitment of project employees, ordering of specialized equipment and supplies, and the like in preparation for the start of the project.


Steps to establish a pre-award project account:

The Department and Principal Investigator:


The College Research or Business Officer


Sponsored Programs

Upon SPARCS’ receipt of the request for a pre-award account, a member of the Operations Team will review the pre-award request and correspondence.

Once everything is in order, Team Member will process the pre-award action in RADAR and forward the necessary package to Contracts & Grants for review and account set up.