GRANTS MANAGEMENT - Multi-PI Leadership Plan
Supporting our researchers' projects from concept to close-out.
The "Multi-PI Leadership Plan" is a required attachment for Multi-PI applications only.
There are no page or word limits for this section.
This type of application option is targeted specifically to those projects that do not fit the single-PD/PI model, and therefore is intended to supplement and not replace the traditional single PD/PI model.
- NIH Application Guide - Multiple PD/PI Applications
- Background information on the multiple PD/PI initiative - Multiple Principal Investigators page
- Tips for Writing a Strong Multiple PI Leadership Plan from NIAID
A rationale for choosing a multiple PD/PI approach should be described. The governance and organizational structure of the leadership team and the research project should be described, including communication plans, processes for making decisions on scientific direction, and procedures for resolving conflicts. The roles and administrative, technical, and scientific responsibilities for the project or program should be delineated for the PD/PIs and other collaborators.
If budget allocation is planned, the distribution of resources to specific components of the project or the individual PD/PIs should be delineated in the Multiple PD/PI Leadership Plan. In the event of an award, the requested allocations may be reflected in a footnote on the Notice of Grant Award.