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Common Terms

Roles

  • Authorizing Official (AO): The AO is the individual who is legally responsible to accept grants on behalf of the grantee institution.
  • Certifying Official (CO): The CO is the individual responsible for the financial reporting on behalf of the grantee institution.
  • Program Administrative Principal Investigator (Program Admin PI): The Program Admin PI is the primary administrative contact for program-related correspondence and has overall fiduciary responsibility for the program.
  • Program Science Principal Investigator (Program Science PI): The Program Science PI is responsible for leading the overall investigation, proper conduct of the research, and informing the community of the results.
  • Grant Administrative Principal Investigator (Grant Admin PI): The Grant Admin PI has fiduciary responsibility at the grant level, and ensures that grant administrative requirements are met, such as the submission of interim and final performance reports.
  • Grant Science Principal Investigator (Grant Science PI): The Grant Science PI is responsible for scientific performance at the grant level.
  • Principal Investigator (PI): Generic term for a principal investigator at the program or grant level.
  • Co-Investigator (Co-I): Any other individual contributing to the science who is actively involved in the proposal. Co-investigators may or may not receive funding.
  • Senior Faculty: An individual with teaching responsibilities at an institution.
  • Senior Researcher/Management: An individual affiliated with an institution who does not teach.
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Program Types

  • General Observer (GO): GO programs request new observations.
  • Archival Researcher (AR): AR programs use data that is publically available in the project-specific archive.

 

Accessing STGMS

Preparing Budgets

Budget Narrative

Narrative Instruments

Current and Pending Support

Submitting a Budget

Budget Revisions

Award and Funding

STGMS Questions

Reporting in STGMS

Contact

 

 

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