Office of Grants and Research Services

Principal Investigator's Handbook


Seton Hall University is committed to maintaining an environment that encourages intellectual creativity and inquiry. Faculty members and administrators are encouraged to pursue scholarly, training, and service activities that contribute to their disciplines and fields. The scholarly and service activities of the faculty and administration are expected to reflect and sustain the academic goals and mission of the University. The University also encourages the participation of students in sponsored research and other sponsored activities.

It is within the mission of the University’s Office of Grants and Research Services (OGRS) to assist faculty and administrators in seeking external support for research, teaching, and outreach into the neighboring community. OGRS provides all necessary assistance that may be required by individuals and groups seeking to attract external funds to support such endeavors and ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state, and university policies and procedures.

The Principal Investigator’s Handbook is designed to introduce faculty members and administrators to the process of obtaining funding and the procedures governing interactions with external sponsors, as well as to assist in their efforts to find, obtain, and administer external grant support. This reference guide provides guidance in writing sponsored research proposals, submitting them through the University, and managing the grant awards. It contains standard polices, procedures, and forms that faculty will need to accomplish these tasks. In the event of a conflict between policies of the University and the funding agency, the more restrictive policy shall be followed.

The Handbook is a good starting point for grant seekers at the University. When questions arise that are not addressed here, faculty members and administrators may contact OGRS at (973) 275-2974 or via e-mail, at OGRS is located on the third floor of Presidents Hall.

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Effective Date

March 1, 2007

Contact Us

Office of Grants and Research Services
(973) 275-2974
Fax (973) 275-2978
Presidents Hall

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