Help – ORA Guidance on Cost Exception Request


  • The Cost Exception Request routes for Post-Award approval after getting approval from the PI, Chair and ADR.  When the Cost Exception hits the post-award queue, the following email will be sent:

  • Navigate to the reviewer dashboard and open up the Cost Exception Request form by clicking on the change request number in top left-hand corner.

  • Navigate to the top tab, Unlock the form by unchecking the blue box

  • Review the request
  • Scroll down the bottom of the form and fill out the “Post-Award Only” section with the Maximum amount authorized and comments.

  • Save and Lock the form > Click Done to Exit

  • Navigate back to the Reviewer Dashboard to Approve/Disapprove the request.  Leave comments to relay to the PI.