UCLA DA 201.08: Exceptions to Submission of a Contract or Grant Proposal by Other Appointees
November 16, 2016
From: Chancellor Gene D. Block
To: Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost Scott L. Waugh
Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael J. Beck
Vice Provost, Information Technology Services James Davis
Vice Chancellor for Research
Dean & Vice Provost, Graduate Division & Graduate Education Robin L. Garrell
Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel
Vice Provost, International Studies & Global Engagement C. Cindy Fan
Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
Dean & Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education Pat Turner
University Librarian Virginia Steel
Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences John Mazziotta
Director Semel Institute Peter Whybrow
Dean, School of Medicine Kelsey Martin
Dean, College of Letters & Science
Dean, Professional Schools
Dean, Health Sciences Programs
Dean, Continuing Education & Extension
Associate Dean for Research, School of Dentistry
Associate Dean for Research, Nursing
Associate Dean for Research, Public Health
Associate Dean for Research, Engineering and Applied Science
Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine
  1. UC Contract and Grant Manual, dated 1/1/1996, Subsection 1-530, Who May Submit Proposals;
  2. UCLA Policy 900, Principal Investigator Eligibility.
Supersedes: UCLA DA 201.07 (Exceptions to Submission of a Contract or Grant Proposal by other Appointees), to Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost Waugh, et al., date 10/1/2015.

Effective as of the date above, I hereby delegate to your positions, within your respective areas of responsibility, the authority delegated to Chancellors to approve, by exception, the submission of contract or grant proposals by other than those academic appointees who are eligible to serve as Principal Investigators, as specified in UCLA Policy 900 - Principal Investigator Eligibility. In so doing, you are granting permission to such individuals to conduct research in your respective areas of responsibility. Such exceptions must be made in accordance with the UC Contract and Grant Manual, Subsection 1-530 - Who May Submit Proposals, which sets the conditions under which the Chancellor may approve submission of a contract or grant proposal by other appointees in special circumstances, as follows:
"By exception, Chancellors, Vice Presidents, or the Dean of University Extension may approve the submission of a contract or grant proposal by other appointees in special circumstances when such action is in the best interest of the University, and provided that space and facilities can be assigned without detriment to the regular instructional and research responsibilities of the University. In such cases, a written explanation of the approval should be included in the project file as a matter of record."
UCLA Policy 900 describes the current types of UCLA employees who may be eligible to serve as a Principal Investigator and those who may be eligible on an exception basis, including selected academic appointees and, on rare occasions, non-academic staff who meet certain requirements.

Exception approvals must be conveyed in writing along with the research proposal to the Office of Contract and Grant Administration, the Office of Clinical Trials, David Geffen School of Medicine, and/ or the Technology Development Group, as appropriate.

This delegation is being reissued due to organization changes and there are no substantive changes to the delegation being superseded. This authority may not be further redelegated.

cc: Vice Chancellor, Legal Affairs
Manager, Administrative Policies & Delegations