“Can an investigator with appointments at two distinct institutions be the PI for an award at one and oversee a subaward (from the same grant) at the other?”

Funding News Edition: December 15, 2021
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Yes, so long as the institutions and the investigator are eligible within their respective capacities.

Know that those involved with peer, programmatic, and administrative review of applications will be watching closely for overlap (budgetary, effort, or scientific) for that scientist and all or any portion of the proposed research.

For example, the grantee institution must perform a substantive role in conducting the research rather than merely serving as a conduit of funds.

In a situation like this, we suggest contacting a program officer or grants management specialist directly. See Contacting Program Officers and Grants Management Specialists.

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