Faculty who hold regular (tenured or tenure-track) appointments in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) may serve as principal investigator (PI) on research grants, contracts, and other sponsored projects per the Board of Regents policy on Submitting and Accepting Sponsored Projects.
These criteria are for eligibility to serve as PI on sponsored projects administered by CEHD. For criteria for eligibility to serve as PI on a research project involving human research participants governed by the Institutional Review Board, please see the IRB Investigator Manual.
Non-regular faculty and other academic employees interested in serving as principal investigator must meet the following conditions:
Individuals seeking PI status must submit an updated copy of their vita and a written request to their department chair or center director. This request should address the criteria noted above. The department chair/center director will then make a recommendation to the associate dean for research and policy about conferring PI status.
In special situations when a funding agency requires that a student be the principal investigator, the student may do so. However, the student must be supervised by a faculty member or academic staff member with active PI status. Graduate students may also serve as co-investigator on grants, contracts and external sales projects at the discretion of the PI and approval by the department chair or center director.
CEHD adheres to University of Minnesota policies and procedures regarding management of sponsored projects. As stated in theBoard of Regents policy on Submitting and Accepting Sponsored Projects adopted: 02/09/2007, the following principles apply: