It is the policy of the Institute that the Project Director or Principal Investigator must hold a title of Academic Faculty or Research Faculty. Members of the Academic Faculty or Research Faculty who are retired but working on an hourly-as-needed basis may serve as PD/PI provided there is at least one School/Laboratory/Department willing to provide the necessary administrative commitment to permit the program to be carried out. Externally funded sponsored projects at Georgia Tech are under the scholarly and administrative control of a member of the faculty, the Project Director or Principal Investigator (PD/PI or Co-PDs/PIs), who is responsible for the overall design, conduct and reporting of the research or other activity. When a sponsor recognizes Co-principal Investigators, one of them must be designated as the “Corresponding Principal Investigator” who shall be the individual who assumes institutional responsibility for the overall project and with whom the Office of Sponsored Programs will communicate for administrative matters.
This policy applies to all Georgia Tech faculty and staff members.
PD/PI Project Director/Principal Investigator, individual responsible for the overall design, conduct and reporting of the research or other externally funded sponsored activity.