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PI Roles and Responsibilities

The Principal Investigator:

  • Originates the idea for research or project
  • Determines possible funding sources
  • Understands university policies and procedures as they relate to sponsored projects
  • Studies sponsor guidelines and submission instruction
  • Plans research or project
  • Determines personnel needed and effort requirement
  • Works with Department for salary projections
  • Collects applicable documents including biosketches, letters of collaboration, current and pending support, etc.
  • Completes research plan, Abstract, Budget Justification and all other portions of proposal
  • Completes and signs Transmittal (OSP-1), and all required internal forms (OSP-2, OSP-11) and routes with entire completed proposal to Chair, Dean for signature and Office of Sponsored Project for review
  • Allows at least two business days for review and five days for electronic submissions
  • Is available for feedback and requests for revisions from the Office of Sponsored Projects representative
  • Edits proposal as needed after receiving suggestions and comments from OSP staff

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