Principal Investigator Handbook

 Table of Contents
 

  1. Introduction
    1. Structure:
      1. Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation
      2. Technology Transfer Office
      3. College/Departmental Research Administrators
      4. Office of Grants and Contracts Accounting
    2. Contact Information
    3. What is a Sponsored Project?
    4. What is a Gift?
     
  2. Finding Funding
    1. Tips on Locating Funding Opportunities and Potential Sponsors
    2. Online Resources for Internal And External Funding
     
  3. Proposal Submission Policies and Procedures
    1. Who May Serve as Principal Investigator/Project Director?
    2. Internal Processing of Proposals
      1. Proposal Routing and Approval Form
      2. Additional Considerations
    3. Meeting the Deadline
    4. Signature Authority
    5. Electronic Submission of Proposals
    6. Preliminary Proposal
    7. Solicited Proposals
    8. Unsolicited Proposals
    9. Renewal and Continuation Proposals
    10. Limited-Submission Proposal
    11. Revised Budgets
     
  4. Regulatory Approvals:
    1. Human subjects
    2. Animals
    3. Recombinant DNA, Microbial Pathogens, Biohazards, Human Tissue and Biohazards
      1. Recombinant DNA, Microbial Pathogens, Human Tissue
      2. Hazardous Materials, Chemicals and General Biohazards
      3. Radiological Biohazards
     
  5. Additional Approvals
    1. Additional space/facilities
    2. Curriculum changes/additions
    3. Extra compensation
     
  6. Facilities & Administrative (a.k.a. Indirect) Costs and Fringe Benefits
    1. What are Facilities & Administrative (F&A) Costs?
    2. F&A Base
    3. University Policy on F&A Recovery
    4. Distribution of F&A Costs Recovered
    5. What are Fringe Benefits?
     
  7. Preparing a Proposal
    1. Proposal Tips
    2. Contents of typical proposal:
      1. Cover Letter
      2. Proposal Cover
      3. Cover page
      4. Abstract
      5. Table of Contents
      6. Response to Funding Agency's Questions and Concerns
      7. Research/Program Plan
        1. Specific Aims
        2. Background & Significance
        3. Preliminary Results
        4. Research/Program Design and Methods
        5. Evaluation
      8. Budget
      9. Budget Narrative/Justification
      10. Biographical Sketches
      11. Other and Pending Support
      12. Resources and Environment
      13. Human Subjects
      14. Animals
      15. Literature Cited
      16. Letters of Support/Collaboration
      17. Appendix
    3. Sample Budget
     
  8. Intellectual Property
    1. Overview
    2. Policy, Forms and Other Information
     
  9. Award Receipt
    1. Acceptance and Negotiation of an Award
      1. PI's Responsibilities
      2. OSP's Responsibilities
    2. Assignment of an Account
    3. Pre-Award Costs
     
  10. Post Award Administration
    1. Office of Sponsored Program's Role
    2. Sponsored Programs Accounting Responsibilities
    3. PI's & College/Departmental Research Administrator Responsibilities
    4. Reporting/Close-out
    5. Over Expenditures
     
  11. Subcontracts
Important Parts Located Elsewhere on the OSP Site:
  1. Sponsored Research Policies