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 Professor
Each department shall decide if Emeritus appointees will be allowed to submit proposals. If yes, the Emeritus Professor must have an active job in PeopleSoft HR. This active job will allow the Emeritus Professor to manage the award using the UF accounting system. Please contact your Department Chair to initiate the appropriate appointment.
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 any faculty member who has accepted a faculty position at UF get with the Department’s HR administrator and have a UF job entry made as soon as possible. If a temporary courtesy faculty appointment is created, notify DSP at firstname.lastname@example.org of their future title and that will be sufficient for DSP to approve them as a PI, allowing them to submit applications before they start work.
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 Department Chair and DSP.
A. Ineligible Positions
Use UFIRST to Request PI Eligibility for Non-Eligible Positions:
To receive DSP approval the following needs to occur: