Principal Investigator Eligibility Responsibilities of Faculty Members Responsibilities of the Office of Grants and Contracts
Principal Investigator Eligibility Full time faculty members (professors, associate professors, and assistant professors) are eligible to apply for external funding and serve as principal investigators (PIs) or project directors on sponsored projects. Exceptions may be made for other full-time faculty who have titles such as lecturers, senior lecturers, visiting faculty with prior approval from the Dean and the Provost.
Responsibilities of Faculty Members Upon the final completion of proposal writing and budget preparation, the following checklist should be followed to ensure that the proposed project complies with both sponsor and University requirements:
The Responsibilities of the Office of Grants and Contracts The office of Grants and Contract is readily available to help faculty members in the various stages of proposal and budget preparation. Proposals are carefully reviewed to ensure that they comply with University as well as the sponsor policies and guidelines. Proposals are reviewed for the following criteria:
The resubmission of a revised budget and work statement may be necessary if a sponsor notifies the OGC or faculty member that the funds available for a program or project vary substantially from the proposed budget. In this case consideration should be given to whether the scope of work is of such a specific nature that reduced funding would seriously affect the accomplishment of the proposed objectives. A revised proposal is reviewed by OGC in the same manner as a new proposal, and must be received a week before the deadline.