Can a PI submit more than one letter of intent?
A PI may submit more than one letter of intent if the technologies are different.
What is the maximum allowable budget amount USTAR is able to consider?
USTAR receives an annual appropriation. Therefore, funding for UTAG is dependent on USTAR’s appropriation. There is no minimum/maximum or suggested amount. Budgets and proposals should be driven by the cost associated with the milestones.
Can someone serve as a co-PI on two funded grants simultaneously?
I have already submitted two LOI's and I am the PI for both and I have a Co-PI on one of them. Since at the end of the day, I cannot serve as the PI on two grants, is it possible for us to switch our roles and my colleague become the PI instead of me on one of those proposals? The current LOI is under my name.
Yes. However, all senior personnel must comply with University regulations on % effort on a grant. Additionally, roles and responsibilities must be detailed in the biosketch and the budget justifications. It must be clear that the new PI has the expertise and experience to oversee the projects.