The Department Chair has a responsibility to provide some level of administrative support to its Principal Investigators and to the business of sponsored project administration.

Department Administration must exsist at some level and may include the following responsibilities:

  • Establishes department procedures supporting research administration and compliance
  • Assist PIs with the developement of proposal budgets
  • Assist PIs with non-technical componets of a proposal submission
  • Reviews and approves proposals for submission, including budget and justification
  • Approves unit cost sharing and matching from unit funds
  • Approves faculty commitments on all sources of support
  • Manages workload plans for unit faculty
  • Provides unit oversight for compliance with regulatory research requirements
  • Reviews and approves the use of departmental space
  • Approves pre-award arrangements and authorizes the use of unit funds for establishment of advance accounts
  • Provides unit oversight for the assignment, hiring and appointment of individuals to the project
  • Provides unit oversight for compliance with effort reporting and all other award terms and conditions
  • Liaison with Sponsored Project Adminstration on all point above