Grantees must request approval to change from the PI of the original award to a new PI. The OREF Research Grants Committee (RGC) can approve this change without peer review of the new PI as long as there aren’t any changes to the research plan.
To request a change in PI, send a letter or email to OREF's Vice President of Grants and include the following information:
- Reason for the change
- Biographical sketch of the proposed new PI
- Certification of human subjects training if the proposed new PI will be working with human subjects
- Budget changes resulting from the change in PI
If the RGC denies the request, justification for the denial will be provided. In the event that an acceptable replacement is not named, OREF will terminate the grant.
If the change is approved, OREF will issue a revised Notice of Award with a project period end date that coincides with the new PI's departure date.