Grants Administration

These guidelines are designed to assist faculty and staff in administering grants and contracts and managing projects.

Responsibilities of the Project Director

Washington and Lee is the legal recipient of all contracts or award documents and other legally binding agreements including leases, facility rental, independent contractor agreements, or other agreements that involve risk or liability to the University.

Post Award Management

In hiring, managing, paying, evaluating and terminating employees, PIs must work within the university personnel policies and confer and cooperate with Human Resources in all matters related to personnel.

Fiscal Management

The authority to use budgets for their intended purposes is inherently provided to the Principal Investigator. To assure an orderly process and reasonable controls, University purchasing guidelines and procedures should be followed. The formal purchasing process consists of three distinct steps: a request for goods, an authorizing order, and, ultimately, a payment.