Can a student serve as a principal investigator, multiple-principal investigator, or co-principal investigator?
|Can a student serve as a principal investigator, multiple-principal investigator, or co-principal investigator?|
No. Students may not serve as either a Principal Investigator, Mulitple-Principal Investigator, or Co-Principal Investigator. In the event a graduate fellowship is awarded as a grant, the Dean of the Graduate College, the Dean’s designee, or the student’s faculty advisor shall be designated as the Principal Investigator. Even if a sponsor requires that the student’s name be listed as Principal Investigator externally, the university still will not permit the student to serve as PI internally. However, these students can be listed as Co-I to help track these projects.