The School of Medicine has firm policies that specify who can be a Principal Investigator (PI) on grant proposals. These policies are designed to ensure that the appropriate resources and space are provided should a grant proposal be funded, and do not necessarily align with the funding agency’s eligibility requirements.
The School of Medicine advises prospective SOM PIs to review their eligibility to submit a grant proposal before preparing a grant application.
Any PI whose home department is in the UW School of Medicine and holds
one of the following academic titles is eligible to submit a grant
- Research professor
- Associate professor
- Research associate professor
- Assistant professor
- Research assistant professor
The following academic titles are eligible to submit a grant application by exception:
- Affiliate – training grant only
- Senior Fellow with pending faculty appointment
In order to submit a grant proposal by exception, PIs with these titles
must include an original letter of support from their department chair
addressed to the dean for each grant proposal. This letter must address issues of space and resources specific to each grant.
The School of Medicine PI Eligibility Policy
provides more information about PI eligibility.
Multiple PIs and Federal Funding Opportunities
If your federally-funded proposal has multiple PIs (formerly called 'Co-PIs'), the federal government requires the each multiple PI sign a special signature statement:
"I certify that the statements in this eGC1 and the related sponsor application are true, complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I am aware that any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or claims may subject me to criminal, civil, or administrative penalties. I agree to accept responsibility for the scientific conduct of the project and to provide the required progress reports if a grant is awarded as a result of this application."