Project Directors operate under the supervision of the department chair and the relevant dean, both of which must approve the project description and budget before any proposal is submitted. All proposals for externally funded projects must be submitted through the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations and Faculty Grant Support for review and submission at least two weeks before the deadline.
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. These legally binding documents and agreements must be reviewed, approved, and signed by the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations and Faculty Grant Support. No work should begin on a project until the University has a legally binding award document. Work done prior to that time might not be reimbursed by the funding agency, making Project Directors and Washington and Lee liable for any unreimbursed costs.
The principal responsibilities of PDs are: