I'm currently dealing with some personal issues that are affecting my progress in my Ph.D. program. As a result, I intend to leave my program as soon as possible (end of this semester).
However, I want to do the right thing. We recently applied for a grant we are likely to get. I wasn't a student here when the previous grant was given, but I have been included on this grant just submitted. Could my leaving the program affect the chances of getting the grant? If the grant is awarded, I stay some time to finish my project parts and then leave. Could my PI be penalized for losing a student? Does this affect his reputation? Any insight would be appreciated.