It is University Policy that any individuals who hold one of the following UF positions and have signed the Patents and Copyright Agreement can be a Principal Investigator (PI) and submit proposals for external funding:
A. Faculty in Tenure Accruing Tracks
B. Faculty in Non-Tenure Accruing Tracks
C. Other University Faculty and Personnel
D. Emeritus Appointees
Each unit shall decide if Emeritus appointees will be allowed to submit proposals. If yes, the Emeritus Professor must have an active job in PeopleSoft HR (generally courtesy faculty). Once this job is active, the chair must still request PI eligibility per the section titled “PI Ineligible Positions to Submit Proposals” below.
E. New Hires
New faculty hires with a PI eligible position will automatically be loaded into UFIRST as soon as they have an active job in PeopleSoft HR. It is strongly recommended that for any faculty member who has accepted a faculty position at UF the unit have a UF job entry made as soon as possible. If only a temporary courtesy faculty appointment is created, when a UFIRST proposal is created, follow the steps below for “Use UFIRST to Request PI Eligibility”. Simply indicating the hire date and title is sufficient for DSP to consider and review the request.
Individuals in the following categories are not eligible to be a Principal Investigator (PI) unless they have a UF eligible PI serve as Co-Principal Investigator (internally or as part of the formal grant application) and has written approval from the Unit (Chair and Director and Dean) and finally DSP.
A. Ineligible Positions
Use UFIRST to Request PI Eligibility for Non-Eligible Positions:
To request DSP approval: