Who may serve as a Principal Investigator?

Anyone may be designated as the Principal Investigator (PI). The PI does not need to hold an advanced degree nor does (s)he need to be one of the researchers for the project, provided the research team as a whole has the capacity to complete the proposed research. Two PIs may be listed in the LOI, but the team is not limited to these two individuals.

Lead applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. However, submissions from teams that include both US and international members (PIs, Co-PIs included) are eligible. It is preferable, but not required, for the PI to be based at the lead organization.

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