The Uniform Guidance recognizes that PIs can be engaged in projects even if not physically on-campus.
PIs must submit a request through OSP for prior approval from the federal sponsor if they will be “disengaged” from any project for more than 3 months or if there is a 25% reduction in time committed to the project from the approved budget. If a PI is actively engaged in a project, even if offsite, such approval is not required.
Applicable Uniform Guidance section: 200.308
For more information, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs.