Updated: 09/01/2015

The Uniform Guidance recognizes that a PI can be absent from campus and remain engaged in the project.  Prior approval from federal awarding agencies must be obtained for the following program or budget-related reasons:

  1. Change in the scope or the objective of the project or program (even if there is no associated budget revision requiring prior written approval)
  2. Change in a key person specified in the application or the Federal award
  3. The disengagement from the project for more than three months, or a 25 percent reduction in time devoted to the project, by the approved project director or principal investigator

Uniform Guidance Section: 200.308

Q1. I am going on a sabbatical for 6 months in England.  I plan to remain active in my research and will skype with my research team at MBL daily.  Can I continue to serve as PI during my absence?
A. Yes, you will remain engaged in the project therefore prior approval is not required by the Uniform Guidance.