Office of Sponsored Programs / Resources / Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to serve as Principal Investigator?
How do I route a proposal?
Who copies and mails the proposals?
What are facilities and administrative costs (indirect or / overhead)?
How do I route a proposal when Virginia Tech is the sub recipient?
How do I handle having subcontracts in my proposal?
How do I transfer a grant to Virginia Tech?
How do I transfer a grant from Virginia Tech?
What happens if my expenditures exceed my awarded budget?
Can I charge administrative and clerical costs to my sponsored project?
What is a Letter of Guarantee(LOG)?
Who owns equipment purchased from sponsored funds?
Can sponsored equipment be transferred from Virginia Tech to another institution?
What is the appropriate salary to budget in the event the PI is a retired faculty member?
When is a proposal considered to be off-campus and therefore subject to the lower overhead rate?
What do I do if I am informed that my grant or contract is subject to either the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR)?
Can computers be charged to a federally funded award?
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Office of Sponsored Programs
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Blacksburg, VA 24061