Personnel Changes Terms by Sponsor

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MIT Standard Terms (apply unless Sponsor specifies otherwise)

  • Notify OSP as soon as possible to determine the necessary steps when:
    • the PI on a project will change*, or
    • the PI will be disengaged from the project for three months or more*

*Either change should prompt a discussion between the PI and the sponsor to determine a plan for how the work will proceed

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

  • Change of any key person named in proposal or award requires prior approval.
  • Disengagement of the PI for 3 months requires prior approval.
  • 25% reduction in effort PI requires prior approval.

Army Research Office (ARO) and Army Research Laboratory (ARL)

  • Change of any key person named in proposal or award requires prior approval.
  • Disengagement of the PI for 3 months requires prior approval.
  • 25% reduction in effort PI requires prior approval.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

  • Under Construction

Department of Energy (DOE) – Office of Science

  • Change of any key person named in proposal or award requires prior approval.
  • Disengagement of the PI for 3 months requires prior approval.
  • 25% reduction in effort PI requires prior approval.

National Aeronautics and  Space Administration (NASA)

  • Prior approval required to change a Principal Investigator (PI),
  • Prior approval required for significant absence of the PI, defined as a three month absence from the project or a 25 percent reduction in time devoted to the project.
  • Prior written approval required for significant change in the objective or scope.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

  • Under Construction

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Applies to PI or other Senior/Key Personnel named in the Notice  of Award
  • Prior approval required to reduce effort by 25% or more from the approved level
  • Prior approval required for absence or disengagement of 3 months or more
  • Prior approval required to change PI or named Senior/Key Personnel

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

  • Prior approval required to add or change a PI
  • Prior approval required to reduce PI effort by 25% or more

National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Prior approval required to add or change a PI
  • Prior approval required to reduce PI effort by 25% or more

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

  • Change of any key person named in proposal or award requires prior approval.
  • Disengagement of the PI for 3 months requires prior approval.
  • 25% reduction in effort PI requires prior approval.