Information provided for faculty with summer funding

The following information is being provided for faculty with nine-month appointments and being paid on a grant, cooperative agreement or contract during the summer.

  •  Faculty with nine-month contracts may be employed for up to three full months’ salary on research grants or other sponsored program activities provided the sponsoring agency’s rules do not prohibit such salary payments and the total cumulative salary being paid to the faculty member from all University sources does not exceed the equivalent of three months salary. Section III Part 5.1.2 of the Faculty Handbook
  • This includes salary from grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, teaching responsibilities, and summer graduate research professorships’.
  • Summer salary of nine-month faculty should be charged to federal grants at a rate no greater than 100% of the base salary for compliance with the OMB 2CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principals for Institutions of Higher Education.
  • Base salary used for computing summer salary will be the base salary of the faculty member’s current academic year appointment (that ends May 15th) divided by the number of months in their academic year contract. This amount would be the monthly salary rate and would be used to calculate the summer salary for the period May 16th through August 15th. For example, a nine-month faculty member with a base salary of $90,000 for the current academic year ending May 15th would have a summer salary rate of $10,000 per month ($90,000/9 months = $10,000).
  • The annual increase in base salary, for nine-month faculty, is not effective until August 16th of each year.
  • Normal research assignments are not considered overload.
  • If you are paying yourself a full summer salary (three full months), your time commitments should reflect a full time work schedule.

— Barry Milavetz, Associate Vice President for Research, Grants & Contracts Administration, (701) 777-4280,