Who May Submit a Proposal

 

Guidelines
 
It is the policy of the University that the Principal Investigator (PI) of a sponsored project be an officer of instruction with a full-time appointment in the rank of professor, associate professor or assistant professor. The Provost has authorized certain general exceptions for the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Senior research scientists and research scientists may serve as sole investigators. For other statuses, please refer to the table below:
 

Title
Status
Post-Doctoral Research Scientist (PDRS)
As of March 1996, can be sole P. I. if they get signed approval from the Director.
Post-Doctoral Fellows
As of March 1996, can be sole P. I. if they get signed approval from the Director.
Senior Staff Associate/Staff Associate
May be a Co-PI*
3rd Summer Post-Oral Graduate Student
May be a Co-PI*
Visiting/Adjunct Appointments
Must have an eligible LDEO scientist on the proposal as the PI

 
*Must have a firm commitment that an appointment to Post-Doctoral Research Scientist is anticipated prior to the start date of the project and only if a member of the faculty or senior staff is the PI.