Pro. 1 Requesting a Waiver for Principal Investigator (PI) Eligibility
Responsible Officer: Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Responsible Unit: Office of Sponsored Research
Effective date: July 1, 2008
Last revised on: December 19, 2017
Corresponding with: OSR Policy 200.3 – PI Eligibility
For any employee who is not a full-time, permanent EPA employee, a request to waive the University’s PI eligibility policy must be submitted to, and approved by, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR).
A request for a waiver should be signed by the Department Chair, Director or Dean. It should be prepared using departmental letterhead and in the form of a letter. The request should be attached in RAMSeS with the eIPF and include the following information:
- A rationale for the individual’s service as a lead PI. If the applicant has no prior experience as a PI, provide the name of the faculty member responsible for mentoring the applicant in technical and project management duties as a PI and the method for doing so.
- Confirmation in writing that the appropriate administrative and fiscal support staff and services are available to support the applicant in his/her role as a lead PI, throughout each stage of the project.
- A model waiver request is presented in the sample below:
The policies in the Office of Sponsored Research Policies & Procedures Manual supersede any OSR policies, procedures and appendices previously included in the University Business Manual, a publication of UNC Chapel Hill’s Finance Division.