Type of Policy
Effective Date:
Last Revised:
Review Date:
Policy Owner
Sponsored Programs, Office of
Contact Name
Cynthia Hope
Contact Title
Associate Vice President for Research Administration
Contact Email
Policy Statement

Non-employees are not generally eligible to serve as a PD/PI on sponsored projects. Requests for exceptions for a non-employee to serve as PD/PI on a specific project for a limited time may be directed to the Executive Vice President for Research. A without-compensation appointment such as a Visiting Scholar Agreement and associated agreements regarding intellectual property, liability insurance, and compliance with institute policies and procedure and related matters will be required. This exception is generally appropriate for newly hired faculty in transition from another institution and enables research to continue with minimal interruption.


This policy applies to all Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and visitors.

Policy Terms

Project Director/Principal Investigator, individual responsible for the overall design, conduct and reporting of the research or other externally funded sponsored activity.

Policy History
Revision Date Author Description
12-30-2013 OSP Rev 1.0