Award Nesting

Award nesting distinguishes anticipated amounts from obligated amounts. Nesting anticipated and obligated awards can be done two ways: NIH Style or DOD Style. Only anticipated awards can be parent awards; obligated awards are nested underneath anticipated awards.

You should either nest all your awards in a consistent way, or none of them, to avoid issues with only some awards displaying.

NIH Style

Anticipated Year 1

  • Obligated Year 1 nested beneath

Anticipated Year 2

  • Obligated Year 2 nested beneath

Anticipated Year 3

  • Obligated Year 3 nested beneath

Anticipated Year 4

  • Obligated Year 4 nested beneath

DOD Style

Anticipated total project (all years)

  • Obligated Year 1 nested beneath
  • Obligated Year 2 nested beneath
  • Obligated Year 3 nested beneath
  • Obligated Year 4 nested beneath

Supplements

An administrative supplement is nested beneath an existing award following the same terms and conditions as the original award. A competing supplement requires a separate proposal record and award. It is tied to the same project as the original award, but with different award terms, dates, etc.

How to Nest an Award

From the Project Administration screen:

  1. Click the Awards tab.
  2. Click Manage Parenting.
  3. Drag and drop an obligated award beneath a shaded anticipated award. The obligated award will appear slightly indented under the anticipated award.
  4. Click Save.

From the Award Administration screen:

  1. Click the General tab if you are not already there.
  2. Click Nest Award. (NOTE: This option is available only on obligated awards.)
  3. Click an anticipated award number to nest the obligated award with that award.