I am a grant specialist in the Office of Sponsored Programs. I have a situation in which a faculty member is the PI on an active P-O-C/P award and is submitting an ITRS NOI as well as being listed as “Other Investigator” on another faculty member’s P-o-C/P NOI for this cycle. Is this allowed? Further clarification is needed on whether or not the faculty member can be listed as “Other Investigator” while also being lead PI on two other projects.
There is nothing in the RFP that strictly prohibits a faculty member from serving as an “Other Investigator” on another faculty member’s P-o-C/P proposal while serving as PI on an existing P-o-C/P grant and submitting an ITRS proposal as PI. Please note that reviewers in each program will pay particular attention to the situation as it relates to the PI’s time devoted to each project and his/her ability to achieve project goals, in addition to potential salary requests. This information would be documented in the PI’s History of Support, Current and Pending Support, and the proposed project budgets. Reference RFP section IV. A. which states “. . . All rules, regulations, and limitations in the RFP for ITRS and P-o-C/P research proposals . . . also hold true for notices of intent . . .”