What is required for a proposed change of Principal Investigator?
What is required if a Principal Investigator transfers to another institution and wants to request transfer of a grant?
How do I submit a prior approval request?
What is required for a second no-cost extension request?

What is required for a proposed change of Principal Investigator?

The following is required when a grantee institution is proposing a replacement Principal Investigator (P.I.) on an active grant:

Letter signed by the current P.I. and the proposed P.I. and an authorized institutional business official documenting the following:

1.      Change in the P.I. from Dr. _______ to Dr. ________.

2.      Reason for the change.

3.      Proposed effective date of the change.

4.      Level of effort the proposed replacement P.I. will devote to the project.

5.      The proposed P.I.'s involvement, if any, in the project to date.

6.      Any budget changes that will result from the change in P.I.

Proposed P.I.'s Biosketch.
Proposed P.I.'s current research support (use format found in the  PHS 398 or  SF424 application kit).
Proposed P.I.'s birth date.

The countersigned letter should be submitted to the appropriate Grants Management Specialist, with a copy to the NINR Program Director, at least two weeks prior to the proposed effective date.
 


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What is required if a Principal Investigator transfers to another institution and wants to request transfer of a grant?

 

Follow the guidance in PA-14-078 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-078.html).


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How do I submit a prior approval request?

Requests requiring NINR prior approval, e.g., second no-cost extensions of the project; change of Principal Investigator; change(s) in key personnel; change of project scope; etc., must

1.      be submitted in writing, or via email from an authorized institutional business official (i.e., Office of Sponsored Programs)

2.      be signed by both the Principal Investigator/Fellow and the authorized institutional official (or forwarded via email from the PI to the business official), and

3.      reference the complete grant number (e.g., 1 R01 NR 01234-01).

NINR rarely approves a 2nd no cost extension and does not encourage submission of these requests.

Requests must be sent via email to the Grants Management Specialist named on the Notice of Award.  To enhance the decision-making responsibility shared by Grants Management and Scientific Program Staff, a copy of the letter should be sent to the Program Director. 


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“What is required for a second no-cost extension request? 

For second no-cost extension requests, a letter, signed by the Principal Investigator and an authorized institutional official, must be received by the appropriate Grants Management Specialist, Grants Management Branch, no later than 30 days prior to the grants Project Period End Date. The correspondence must explain the need for an additional no-cost extension, document the activities to be completed, specify the amount of remaining grant funds, and include a detailed description of the proposed use of unexpended funds (either a detailed budget or narrative description). Updated IACUC and IRB approvals must be provided if required. Also, if the FCOI policy applies to the current award, an Annual Report must be submitted via the eRA Commons according to the regulations. The request for the second no-cost extension must be evaluated and approved by the Division of Extramural Science Programs and, when granted, is for purposes other than completion of manuscripts. The request may be submitted via email from an authorized institutional business official. Additional no-cost extension beyond the 2nd will not be considered.”


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