As grant Project Administrator (PA), you will be responsible for meeting the requirements of the grantor agency requirements: reporting, timelines, measuring deliverables, and managing grant issues that arise. As you navigate the process, it’s important to have a complete understanding of the grant proposal, the agency’s terms, and Estrella Mountain Community College policies and procedures. Many resources are available to assist the Project Administrator (PA) in these efforts.
The Principal Investigator (PI) is charged to conduct objective research that generates independent, high quality, and reproducible results. The Principal Investigator is responsible for the management and integrity of the design, conduct, and reporting of the research project and for managing, monitoring, and ensuring the integrity of any collaborative relationships. Additionally, the Principal Investigator (PI) is responsible for the direction and oversight of compliance, financial, personnel, and other related aspects of the research project and for coordination with school, department, and Maricopa Community College (MCCCD) personnel to ensure research is conducted in accordance with federal regulations and sponsoring agency policies and procedures.
At EMCC, the Principal Investigator (PI) must be a Residential Faculty, Dean, Vice President or President. A full-time staff member can also act as a Co-PI for a grant if the other Co-PI is a Residential Faculty, Dean, Vice President, or President. A Co-Principal Investigator is recognized by the funding agency as an individual who shares with the PI the responsibility for the conduct of a research project, including meeting the reporting requirements.
In the MCCCD system, the Principal Investigator (PI) reports to the Project Administrator (PA) that is a Dean, Vice President or higher to ensure organizational checks and balances and integrity as a public institution conducting research.