Definition: Principal Investigator (PI) / Project Director (PD)
Principal Investigator (used interchangeably with Project Director) is the individual designated by the applicant organization to have the appropriate level of authority and responsibility to direct the project or program to be supported by the award. Multiple individuals may be designated as program directors/principal investigators who share the authority and responsibility for leading and directing the project, intellectually and logistically. Generally, the Principal Investigator (PI) is a tenured / tenure-track faculty member at TWU. The PI must be a salaried employee of TWU at the time the proposal is submitted and when the award is funded. The PI is responsible for entering the information requested on the approval routing form and initiating the routing for signatures.