NCI Center for Cancer Research Criteria for Evaluating Contributions to Team Science

If the PI is involved in collaborative, multidisciplinary, or interdisciplinary research:

NIH Tenure Policy and Multiple PI Grant Application Mechanism

At NIH, there are several examples of changes that have been made to help shift the perception that recognition and reward for team science projects are lacking. Most notably, in 2006, the NIH modified its intramural tenure evaluation guidelines to include recognition for participation in team science. The guidelines indicate that substantial impact of investigator initiated pursuits, as well as those characterized as team science, will qualify an individual for recognition for tenure. Another NIH effort recognizing the importance of collaboration was the establishment in 2007 of a grant application mechanism for multiple-PI projects.
To view NIH tenure guidelines, visit:
For information on NIH multiple-investigator grants, see