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PI Eligibility Criteria

Description: 

Eligibility criteria for all faculty, staff, and employees at SIU School of Medicine

The Principal Investigator (PI), also known as the Project director on training and service grants, is the primary individual responsible for the design, scientific/technical conduct, administration, fiscal responsibility and accountability, and reporting of a sponsored project. The following eligibility criteria delineates who can and cannot be the PI on grant applications.

PI Eligibility

Eligibility Approval Process
Faculty (at least 50% appointment) Eligible, Department Chair approval needed
Faculty (less than 50% appointment) Eligible, Department Chair approval needed, as well as Supervisor approval if relevant
Faculty Emeritus Salary must be included on grant, so that the PI would be employed by SIU School of Medicine at an appropriate level, if the application is funded; With employment, status changes from Emeritus to part-time faculty member; Department Chair approval needed
Adjunct Faculty Eligible only if an SIU School of Medicine faculty member agrees to serves as Principal Investigator (PI); Adjunct faculty member can be Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
Visiting Faculty Eligible; Department Chair approval needed, as well as division supervisor, if applicable
Volunteer Faculty Eligible only if an SIU School of Medicine faculty member agrees to serves as Principal Investigator (PI); Volunteer faculty member can be Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
Researchers, Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate Students/Assistants, Medical Students, Undergraduate Students, Staff Scientists Cannot serve as Principal Investigator unless stated as eligible in the funding agency guidelines, program announcement, or request for proposals; Department Chair and immediate supervisor approval needed
Residents Cannot serve as Principal Investigator (PI) unless stated as eligible in the funding agency program announcement, or request for proposals; SIU School of Medicine faculty member must serve as either Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) or mentor, Department Chair and immediate supervisor approval needed
Non-SIU School of Medicine Employees or Trainees Not eligible to serve as Principal Investigator (PI)