Skip navigation

Oklahoma High School Football State Championship Games:
UCO welcomes Oklahoma high school football state championship teams and fans to our campus for the 2022 OSSAA high school football championship games, Dec. 1-10. Visit the Championship Central website for more info.

A Principal Investigator/Project Director (PI/PD) is the main individual who is in charge of the research being conducted. They will lead the research, submit IRBs and navigate through the research process of obtaining various permissions. This person's name will be listed first on the journal article. The list of PI/PD responsibilities are as follows:

Pre-Award

  • Review sponsor program guidelines and solicitations
  • Inform Department Chair/Supervisor, Dean/Director, and Vice President if not within Academic Affairs by submitting the Intent to Submit Worksheet
  • Prepare the technical proposal, budget, and related materials
  • Assure proposed project is appropriate and in-line with departmental, college, division, and institutional mission
  • Work with ORSP and Office of Grants & Contracts to complete pre-award subcontract paperwork requested by lead institution (when applicable)
  • Discuss any cost sharing/matching dollars with your Department Chair/Supervisor, Dean/Director, Vice President (if applicable) and the Assistant Vice President of ORSP
  • Discuss issues regarding reassignment time with your Department Chair/Supervisor, Dean/Director, Vice President (if applicable) and the Assistant Vice President of ORSP
  • Discuss any modifications with indirect cost breakdown/allocation (other than the allocation already established by the University) with your Dean or Vice President and Assistant Vice President of ORSP
  • Review, discuss, and satisfy all federal, state, and UCO regulatory research requirements (i.e. use of human subjects, animals, etc.) with the Chair of the UCO IRB and/or Chair of the UCO IACUC
  • Initiate the External Grant Proposal Routing on Cayuse Proposals; obtain the approval of your Department Chair/Supervisor, Dean/Director, and Vice President (if applicable); then forward to the ORSP. Routing should be at ORSP 10 working days before submission date.
  • Coordinate submission of proposal to sponsor/funding agency with the ORSP; if online submission through Grants.gov is required, the ORSP will submit for PI/PD

Post-Award

  • Review and approve the term and conditions of the award
  • Provide a copy of the award letter to the ORSP and Office of Grants & Contracts
  • Conduct the research/program within the scope and objectives of the proposal
  • Review federal grant terms and conditions concerning allowable expenses (when applicable)
  • Oversee grant budget management and authorize all expenditures
  • Satisfy and adhere to federal, state, and UCO regulatory research requirements and biosafety hazards
  • Initiate hiring/reassignment of personnel working on the sponsored research/program
  • Manage project personnel including time and effort reporting (report to Office of Grants & Contracts)
  • Complete interim and final technical reports
  • Initiate request and provide oversight for re-budgeting, cost transfers, and carry forwards (work with Office of Grants & Contracts)
  • Provide information on closing reports (work with Office of Grants & Contracts)
  • Retain project data and materials as required