Grants Management Office

Pitt Community College encourages faculty and staff to pursue externally-funded grants and contracts and to participate in projects supported by these grants and contracts. The Vice President of Academic Affairs, along with the Grants Management Director are responsible for approving new grants and contracts and terminating existing grants and contracts. The Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Grants Management Director ensures grants and contracts: (1) are related to the College’s mission and goals; (2) comply with policies and procedures of the Board of Trustees; (3) comply with the N.C. Community College System policies; and (4) works with the PCC Business Office to comply with applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations located in the Code of Federal Regulations at 2 CFR 200 and to the North Carolina Community College System Fiscal Procedures.

The Vice President of Academic Affairs has the general responsibility for the oversight of the externally-funded grants and contracts. Individual PI’s, deans, and directors have specific responsibilities for grants and contracts. The Vice President for Academic Affairs ensures that the faculty members who are managing grants and contracts maintain an appropriate teaching load consistent with their primary obligation, which is instruction. Faculty and staff members’ freedom to investigate and to report the results of their research is protected under the terms of the College’s Academic Freedom Policy. A Grant Request Form (GRF) must be completed and outlined steps (see the Grants Management Manual) followed prior to submitting a grant. A Grant Request can be retrieved from the Grants Management Office intranet site or from the office, located in the Fulford Building, Room 136, or by contacting Julie Crippen, Director, Grants Management at 252-493-7335, or by email at jcrippen@email.pittcc.edu.