UMSL Collaborative Research Policy

Last Revised: August 2003 with VCRECD title update in August 2020

The policy of the University of Missouri-St. Louis (the University) is that any full-time (.75 FTE or higher) employee of the University who applies for extramural research grants and contracts shall identify the University as the employer institution. Part-time employees who have primary work responsibilities in an outside institution but expect to conduct the project under the auspices of the University shall also identify the University as an employer.

If the full-time employee of the University serves as the Principal Investigator (PI), the University shall be the lead institution in the proposal. Full-time employees of the University who serve as Co-PIs on collaborative grants led by other institutions shall design the proposal so that the University serves as a subcontractor. This policy applies even in cases in which the applicant does not receive compensation through the grant.

Exceptions to these procedures shall be approved by the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic & Community Development prior to submitting the proposal for review.