PI Absence from Project
The Uniform Guidance recognizes that a PI can be absent from campus and remain engaged in the project. Prior approval from federal awarding agencies must be obtained for the following program or budget-related reasons:
- Change in the scope or the objective of the project or program (even if there is no associated budget revision requiring prior written approval)
- Change in a key person specified in the application or the Federal award
- The disengagement from the project for more than three months, or a 25 percent reduction in time devoted to the project, by the approved project director or principal investigator
Uniform Guidance Section: 200.308
Q1. I am going on a sabbatical for 6 months in England. I plan to remain active in my research and will skype with my research team at MBL daily. Can I continue to serve as PI during my absence?
A. Yes, you will remain engaged in the project therefore prior approval is not required by the Uniform Guidance.