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Office of the Dean

Principal Investigator Rules

Policy on who can serve as a Principal Investigator.

Rules for serving as Co-PI are the same as the rules for serving as PI

Clinical Professor
Professor of the Practice
Research Professor Persons appointed to these titles may serve routinely as principal investigators on grants and contracts.
Senior Extension Associate

Extension Associate

Within certain limitations senior extension associates may be principal investigators on grants or contracts; extension associates may be principal investigators on an exception basis only. For more information,

Generally limited to cooperative extension, training, and public service projects related to the individual’s official duties.* Where a Senior Extension Associate is a Principal Investigator for a research project the department chair signature on the Form 10 will certify the department’s determination that the project is related to their official duties
Senior Research Associate Limited to research projects related to an individual’s official duties. (Exception)
Research Associate
Research Scientist

Principle Research Scientist

 Can serve as PI
Senior Scholar

Senior Scientist

 Can serve as PI
Senior Lecturer
Limited to scholarly projects related to an individual’s official duties* under his/her respective college’s policy guidelines (which are approved by the Senior Vice Provost for
Research)
Lecturer
Librarian
Limited to projects related to an individual’s official duties* and which will enhance the mission of the libraries
Archivist
Teaching Associate
Instructor
Post-Docs
Visiting Fellow
Visiting Critic
Visiting Scholar/Scientist
Adjunct

Last Updated: May 17, 2018 at 6:27 am