Stanford Research Policy grants all faculty the privilege of being principal investigators (PIs) of sponsored research projects. For others, there are several exceptions to the PI policy which are allowed under special circumstances. Information about this topic of PI eligibility is found in the Stanford Research Policy Handbook (RPH). Section 2.4 contains the information, policy and guidance on PI eligibility and criteria for exceptions.
There are two types of exceptions that are most relevant to SLAC’s staff scientists and senior technical workforce:
1. For Senior and Distinguished staff scientists at SLAC (RPH 2.B)
2. Specific projects which are part of large interdisciplinary programs (RPH 2.4.II.A.2)