The following Research Administration policies have been promulgated by the appropriate officers of the University within their delegated responsibilities from the Board of Trustees. The Research Administration section of the Policy Manual presents Penn State policies governing the administration of sponsored projects and the conduct of research. A "sponsored project" is a specific research, instruction, training, or service activity established by grant, contract, or cooperative agreement, with funds provided, at least in part, by external sponsors.
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Research Administration Policies
Stewardship of Sponsored Programs
To establish appropriate policies for the stewardship of sponsored projects, and to identify the roles and responsibilities of all individuals participating in sponsored program administration.
Development of Proposal Budget
Gifts, Grants and Contracts (The Funding Matrix)
Compliance with Federal Export Regulations
To establish the parameters for compliance with the various federal laws, regulations and guidelines commonly referred to as “Export Controls,” as they relate to the performance of the sponsored research efforts of the University.
Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Costs
Eligibility to Serve as Principal Investigator (PI)
To identify the criteria for serving as a Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) on a sponsored project. Although the University is legally responsible to the sponsor as the actual recipient of a grant or contract, the PI is held accountable for the proper fiscal management and conduct of the project.