Responsibilities

The office of Grants Accounting, a unit of Controller's Office, oversees the accounting and financial management aspects of grants and sponsored programs for all colleges, departments, offices and centers at Eastern Michigan University.

The Project Director, also known as the Principal Investigator (PI), has the primary responsibility for the management of his or her program. This responsibility includes the obligation to plan and manage each program carefully; to be aware of and adhere to all terms and conditions of the award; and to adequately document all expenditures in accordance with the sponsor's regulations.

The Office of Research Development (ORD), in conjunction with the office of Grants Accounting, will assist you in structuring and implementing operating procedures to meet program administration obligations. Project Directors are responsible for the day-to-day administrative tasks for individual programs.

In the absence of applicable federal or sponsor regulations or guidelines, Eastern Michigan University policies and procedures apply. Project Directors should be aware that when federal, sponsor, and/or University regulations overlap, the most restrictive regulations apply. The Project Director is responsible for reviewing federal, sponsor, University, and departmental guidelines, policies, and procedures that are applicable to each project, and is responsible for compliance throughout the life of the project.

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