Eligibility Requirements

PI Eligibility

To be eligible to serve as a principal investigator on a proposal 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.

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


Please Contact your OSP coordinator with questions.