Eligibility & PI Waivers

The Stanford Research Policy Handbook (section 2.1) specifies the eligibility to serve as Principal Investigator (PI) on a sponsored project. Those without PI eligibility will need to obtain a PI waiver. This page includes PI waivers types and procedures for preparing PI waiver requests.  All PI waivers in the School of Medicine require review by your Research Process Manager (RPM, find your RPM) in the Research Management Group (RMG). 

Download the PI Waiver Toolkit1-page guide to PI eligibility and PI waiver processes

 

How to request a PI Waiver

We recommend PI Waivers are submitted 4 weeks in advance of the proposal due date. 

Steps for Requesting a PI Waiver in the Department of Pediatrics:

  1. Identify appropriate PI Waiver based on eligibility (more below and here)
  2. Download and complete PI Waiver template *No need to obtain Division Chief signature*
  3. Fill out the Pediatrics PI Waiver Request Form and attach the unsigned PI Waiver. An automatic email will be sent to your Division Chief or other Division designee requesting approval of your PI Waiver. Upon approval, the PI Waiver with the Department Chair (Mary Leonard) signature will be returned to you within 3 business days.  
  4. Attach additional documents listed in the PI waiver template including Biosketch and Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).
  5. Submit the PI waiver with the required attachments to your Research Management Group’s RPM or CT RPM (find your RPM). RPM reviews the documents, submits for review to the School of Medicine Senior Associate Dean for Research (Harry Greenberg) for approval and then notifies the requestor of the outcome. 

Questions about the PI Waiver process within the Department of Pediatrics? Contact Crystal Botham (cbotham@stanford.edu), Director of the Pediatrics Research Development Office. 

Learn more about PI waivers

Types of PI Waivers

Position

Available PI Waivers

Clinical/Medical Fellows & Clinical Instructors (CE)

Career Development

Instructors

Expanded Career Development 
Career Development

Postdoctoral Fellows & Clinical Scholars

Career Development
Conferences or Workshops
                                  Inter-disciplinary Projects                                     Expanded Career Development 

Clinical Educator (CE) faculty

Career Development (only CE Assistant faculty)
Clinician Educator - Only clinical research allowed 

                              Academic Staff-Researcher                                (Research Associates, Senior Research Scientists, Senior Research Scholars)

Career Development 
Conferences or Workshops
Inter-disciplinary Projects

Faculty w/future appointment

Early PI-ship

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