Regular faculty members and research or fixed-term faculty employees of the University with a rank of assistant professor and higher may be identified as the sole or co-principal investigator on proposals seeking support for a sponsored research, education, or service project. Individuals holding other appointment titles, such as research associates, specialists, postdoctoral fellows, or visiting, adjunct and clinical faculty, normally may submit proposals only as co-investigators/key personnel with a regular MSU faculty member. Upon approval of the appropriate department chairperson, college-level research associate dean, and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation, these non-regular faculty may serve as principal investigators or co-principal investigators. See full policy here. Read Request Recommendations for process in the College of Education.