Post-Award Services

The Research Office provides financial and administrative assistance to faculty and staff from the point of initial award of a sponsored project through the life of the project. It also provides financial and administrative guidance to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, university and sponsor regulations specific to each project awarded to the College.

The following services are provided:

  • New Award Meetings
  • Guidance of Federal, State, University, and Sponsor regulations and requirements.
  • Pre-Audit and approval of expenditures
  • Academic Year Salary and Summer Salary processing
  • Project budget  analysis and projections.
  • Budget revisions
  • No-Cost Extension requests
  • Subrecipient agreement and modification requests
  • Cost Sharing Commitments including documenting and reporting these commitments.
  • Project Close Out

PI Responsibilities

Serving as the Principal Investigator is an enormous responsibility. There are literally hundreds of federal, state and institutional regulations and laws with which you must acquaint yourself in order to fully comply and fulfill your stewardship obligations. This page outlines just a few of the various ethical and fiduciary responsibilities you acquire when leading or participating in the conduct of scholarly exploration.

  • direct the activities of the project
  • authorize all grant expenditures while adhering to university, State and Federal policies
  • comply with the terms and conditions of the grant
  • ensure all work proposed, conducted and reported is free of falsification, plagiarism, fabrication or other non-scholarly conduct
  • maintain an up to date conflict of interest disclosure and frequently self-examine your relationship with your project sponsors
  • promptly disclose intellectual property pursuant to the intellectual property agreement in which you are bound as an employee of NC State University (which is consistent with the Bayh-Dole Act).
  • responsibility for the conduct, records and support of all of your subordinate scholars including technical staff, post doctoral associates, graduate students, and undergraduate students
  • ensure all records generated from the work performed on any project maintained for a minimum of 3 years OR as required by the sponsor, journal or patent disclosure whichever is longer. Records include all laboratory notebooks, final data sets, the proposal, technical reports, continuation.  
  • ensure you do not  work on sponsored agreements, with animals or human subjects or other regulated materials if you are debarred or delinquent on any federal debt, including personal income taxes.
  • follow all College processes and policies