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Principal Investigator (PI) Eligibility

Learn about Principal Investigator (PI) eligibility and exceptions.

In accordance with UC policy, UC San Diego limits the employee title codes automatically eligible to serve as Principal Investigator (PI).

Employees not in automatically eligible title codes may submit a Request for Exception to Submit Proposal for Extramural Support (PDF) (Excel). The completed form will require the signature of the proposed PI and the Department/ORU Director, prior to routing to the Vice Chancellor-Marine Science or Dean-Health Sciences (as applicable), and to piexceptions@ucsd.edu for review and approval from the Vice Chancellor for Research. Submit forms with ample time for review.

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