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Division of Research and Graduate Studies

Principal Investigator (PI) Handbook

Pre-Award PI HandbookPost-Award PI Handbook

The Principal Investigator (PI) Handbook is to inform PIs/Project Directors and their staff about University and Foundation policies, procedures, and resources available for their sponsored programs through the collaborative efforts of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and Foundation Financial Services.

This Handbook covers the policies and procedures that primarily affect sponsored programs and is meant to assist with offering general guidelines and information only. For more details not covered in this handbook, PIs/Project Directors and staff are encouraged to contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for questions related to pre-award procedures and grant accounting staff for post-award procedures.

If there are any questions or comments regarding this handbook, please contact Foundation Financial Services at (559) 278-0850.