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Eligibility Requirements for Serving as a Principal Investigator

To be able to apply for external funding at Baylor, an individual must be a full time faculty member with one of the following appointments:

  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Professor
  • University Professor
  • Distinguished Professor
  • Assistant Research Professor
  • Associate Research Professor
  • Research Professor
  • Academic Professional or
  • Senior Lecturer.

Visiting Professors, Lecturers or other part time faculty must receive prior approval from the Vice Provost for Research before applying for external funding.

Postdoctoral Fellows may apply for fellowships and/or transition grants when a faculty member sponsors the fellow’s proposal.

External funding is an integral part of today's academic environment. Baylor encourages faculty members to seek external support for research and scholarship that will contribute to the generation of new knowledge.

Although there are various procedures related to the conduct of research projects, the responsibility for managing these projects ultimately belongs to the principal investigator.