Meritorious activity in this subcategory is shown by receipt of external grants and/or contracts in which the faculty member is PI or co-I. For each grant/contract, the faculty must provide the following information:

  • Faculty role (e.g., P.I., Co-P.I., Senior Personnel)
  • Agency
  • Title
  • Amount (overall and percentage associated with the faculty member)
  • Duration
  • Contribution to Department (e.g., GAs, equipment/ supplies, overhead)

 The scope of the award (as evidenced via the information provided in the bullet points above) substantially influences how meritorious it is. Grant/contract work is generally acknowledged for a merit period in which the award is initiated only. A supplemental award on an existing award can be counted as a new and separate award.