The principal investigator must be a current AALAS member; the co-investigator(s) need not be. Technicians and veterinary trainees are encouraged to apply!
The institutional representatives (financial officer and grants management official) will be responsible for receiving and disbursing the GLAS award, if the application is funded. The principal investigator's and authorized institutional official's signatures are required to process the application.
Who is an authorized institutional official? The authorized institutional means an individual who is authorized to act for the applicant in financial grants, assume the obligations imposed by requirements and conditions that apply to the grant application or award, and has the fiscal authority to accept the grant and funds for the institution. Typically, a university will have an office for research development, differing by name among institutions, that designates the authorized official. In a company or corporation, that individual may be a president, vice president, or chief financial officer, for example.