What qualifications are needed for the Project Director (Principal Investigator)?

There are no specific requirements. We look for evidence that the project leader has the necessary skills for project management and technical management. We also consider whether the individual has a position in their home institution that permits them the time and authority to conduct the project.  Many of our project directors hold Ph.D.s and we also have several projects where the Project Director completed their Ph.D. during the project.  We aim to be flexible and look at a person’s record of success.