Consultants are entities (individuals or companies) receiving a portion of the funds from a grant as an expert advisor or goods/service provider paid by the hour or day for the work they do on the project. Consultants do not maintain rights to IP or authorship for published work from the sponsored project. While a consultant may contribute their expertise on a project, they cannot be named as a Co-PI or Co-Director, nor can they be considered as "key personnel." Consultant fees may be paid only to experts not employed by Georgia State who provide a unique contribution to the project. In addition, prior approval must be obtained in order for any University System of Georgia and State of Georgia employees to be eligible to receive compensation for consulting services on sponsored projects.
The Georgia State PI must ensure that, when deemed necessary, all required Conflict of Interest disclosures from consultants have been submitted and training completed prior to the proposal deadline. See instructions below for details.