The personnel categories listed on parts A and B of the Proposal
Budget are defined as follows:
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F - Definitions of Categories of Personnel
A. SENIOR PERSONNEL
(co) Principal Investigator(s) -- the individual(s) designated
by the grantee and approved by NSF who will be responsible
for the scientific or technical direction of the project. If
more than one, the first one listed will have primary responsibility
for the project and the submission of reports.
- Faculty Associate
(faculty member) -- an individual other than the Principal
Investigator(s) considered by the performing institution to be
a member of its faculty or who holds an appointment as a faculty
member at another institution, and who will participate in the
project being supported.
B. OTHER PERSONNEL
Postdoctoral Associate -- an individual who received a Ph.D.,
M.D., D.Sc. or equivalent degree less than five years ago, who
is not a member of the faculty at the performing institution,
and who is not reported under Senior Personnel above.
-- a person who may or may not hold a doctoral degree or its equivalent,
who is considered a professional and is not reported as a Principal Investigator,
faculty associate, postdoctoral associate or student. Examples of persons
included in this category are doctoral associates not reported under B1,
professional technicians, physicians, veterinarians, system experts,
computer programmers and design engineers.
(research assistant) -- a part-time or full-time student working on the
project in a research capacity who holds at least a bachelor's degree and
is enrolled in a degree program leading to an advanced degree.
Student -- a student who is enrolled in a degree program (part-time or
full-time) leading to a bachelor's or associate's degree.
& 6. These
categories include persons working on the project in a non-research capacity,
such as secretaries, clerk-typists, draftsmen, animal caretakers, electricians
and custodial personnel regardless of whether they hold a degree or are
involved in degree work.
Any personnel category for which NSF funds are requested must
indicate, in the parentheses provided on the Proposal Budget, the
number of persons expected to receive some support from those funds
and, where called for in the budget format, person-months to the