Many UW-Madison academic staff members have strong research records, including those who have requested and been granted Limited PI Status on multiple occasions and successfully carried out funded research projects. These experienced academic staff members may request Permanent PI status not tied to a specific project.
Academic staff members granted Permanent Principal Investigator status will no longer need to request permission to serve as a PI each time they submit a grant proposal and can add this honorific designation to their curriculum vitae. In addition, Permanent PIs are eligible to apply for research funds through the VCRGE Research Committee’s competitions (https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/) and are eligible for domestic and international travel support from the VCRGE (https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/travel/).
More information on the criteria for Permanent PI status and the application procedure is available at https://research.wisc.edu/respolcomp/pistatus/
The School of Medicine and Public Health issued a memo regarding their review process for Permanent PI status applications in April 2016. SMPH Memo