Principal Investigator Status

The term Principal Investigator (PI) is used to identify a researcher with primary responsibility for a research project. In various contexts, the specific purport, eligibility criteria and responsibilities of PI status may vary.

Principal Investigator Status for Grants

The term Principal Investigator (PI) is used most commonly to identify the individual who is responsible for a sponsored research project (grant). This responsibility includes both leadership of the scientific/technical aspects of the project and compliance with the financial and administrative aspects of the award. Tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible to serve as sponsored project PIs. The following documents describe the procedures by which academic staff may also be authorized to serve as PIs in this context.

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