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Principal Investigator (PI) Eligibility

PI EXCEPTION REQUESTS UPDATE:  Effective Monday, November 20, 2023, PI Exception requests should be submitted via Kuali Build. 

Link to the PI Exception Request form


Training Slides - PI Exception Requests

Project Questionnaire - For use in planning for submission of a PI Exception Request. Answers will need to be added to the appropriate field in Kuali Build.

Office Hours: The Office of Visiting and Research Scholars (OVRS) is holding office hours every  Wednesday from 9 am to 10 am to assist with any questions regarding the new PI Exception Request form. Link for office hours:    Cancelled - Wednesday, April 3rd.


PI Eligibility Overview

Following UC policy, UC San Diego limits the employee job codes automatically eligible to serve as Principal Investigator (PI). See PPM 150-10 for the full policy.

Employees in appointments not automatically eligible may work with their department personnel to request a PI exception via Kuali Build. The completed form will require the signature of the proposed PI and the Department/ORU Director, before routing to the Vice Chancellor-Marine Science or Dean-Health Sciences (as applicable), and the Vice Chancellor for Research. Submit forms with ample time for review (15 business days for Vice Chancellor reviews). The PI exception must be in process and reviewed by the Department Chair/ORU Director before the applicable proposal will be submitted to the sponsor from UC San Diego's sponsored project offices (OCGA, SIO-OCGA, or HS SPPO). 

See below for information on automatically eligible title codes, common scenarios, and simplified processes for certain requests.

For additional information contact: