2.4 Eligibility of Retired Academics
- If a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator is retired, the expectation
is that their level of involvement in a project would be covered by a contract
with the Research Organisation. The cost of their time attributed to the
project is thus likely to be a Directly Incurred cost.
- However, holders of certain senior non-stipendiary posts (e.g. Visiting
Professor, Professor Emeritus etc) may be eligible, subject to STFC's prior
approval, to submit a research proposal as a Principal
Investigator or as a Co-Investigator. The number of hours attributed to the
project should be stated in the proposal, but with a zero salary cost.
- Where the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator is retired (or will
retire before the end of the grant), or holds a senior non-stipendiary post,
the Head of Department must undertake to provide the necessary support,
facilities and infrastructure until the grant is completed.