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CRC Policies

Award Hiatus Period

  • CRC program hiatus periods apply to the PI and any Co-PI(s) on a grant.
  • Even if an award is not funded at the maximum dollar amount, the full hiatus period is still applicable.

Budget

  • Twelve-month faculty members cannot apply for PI salary support.  These faculty members may use CRC funding for student salary support and other research expenses.
  • CRC grant funds can only be used to support research and creative activity.
  • The CRC will support a stipend for a student; tuition and matriculation payments are not allowed. Funding for student travel on CRC grant funds is strongly discouraged and may not be approved.
  • Project spending must align with the approved budget.  Any changes must be requested in advance by using the CRC No Cost Extension and Budget Amendment Submission page.  See additional information in the CRC General Conditions of Award document. 
  • A maximum of two budget amendments is permitted per project.
  • Failure to follow the stated guidelines and approved project budget may result in the withdrawing of project funds, repayment of misspent funds by the PI/department, and/or future disqualification of the PI from CRC funding.
  • Faculty members who receive CRC funds during a sabbatical will be asked to repay those funds if they leave the university during the year following the award.
  • Funds cannot be advanced prior to your award's start date.  However, a Cash Advance is allowable within the award period in certain cases.  Guidance on this policy can be found here.

 Eligibility

  • Students and post-docs are not eligible to apply as a PI or Co-PI on CRC grants.
  • FAMU faculty members are not eligible to receive funding from the CRC; any applications submitted to the CRC by FAMU Engineering faculty may be eligible for funding by the Dean of Engineering at the Dean's discretion.
  • Only full-time, active status FSU Faculty who are eligible to apply for CRC funding can be a PI or Co-PI on a CRC grant.

Scope and/or Personnel Changes

  • Any changes to the scope of work of an award require the approval of the CRC prior to implementation.  These changes may include, but are not limited to, alterations to the goals or specific aims, changes in animal or human subjects use, or programmatic shifts to a third party or subcontractor.
  • Failure to follow the stated guidelines and approved scope of work may result in the withdrawing of project funds and/or future disqualification of the PI from CRC funding.
  • Changes in senior personnel (PI or Co-PI) require the prior approval of the CRC.  Changes to project team personnel (department representative, ePRO approver, etc.) may be made using Sponsored Research Administration's Personnel Change Request form.

 Time Extensions

  •  No cost extensions and budget amendments require the prior approval of the CRC.  Requests to extend an award must be submitted with a justification through the No Cost Extension and Budget Amendment Submission page no less than thirty days prior to the award expiration date
  • Only one time extension is permitted per project.
  • Time extensions may not be allowed on budgets supporting PI summer salaries.  Due to university policy, faculty members cannot receive CRC salary funds simultaneously with university-distributed salary funds.

Contact Us

Grace C. Adkison
Council on Research and Creativity Coordinator

2022 Westcott North Annex
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1330
Ph: (850) 645-5751
Fax: (850) 645-0108
gadkison@fsu.edu