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Post-Award Resources for PIs

General list of resources for post-award fund management.

Campus Faculty Salary Exchange Program (FSEP)

The Campus Faculty Salary Exchange Program (FSEP) allows the individual faculty to elect to pay a portion of their salary (not to exceed 50% of academic salary) on their extramural funds, where allowable, for the purpose of providing flexible use of released academic salary funds (13391).

How to Get Started

  1. Contact your Post-Award Fund Manager for a review of your fund portfolio to determine fund availability and the allocability of funds for this purpose.
  2. In the next step, your request will be routed to your Department Chair, the Dean and the Executive Vice Chancellor for approval.

Things to Consider

  1. Released funds must be used for support of temporary research commitments. Please consider support for graduate students or other populations with increasing costs.
  2. Participation in the program must be renewed each fiscal year, which will include the determination of availability and allocability, as well as approvals.
  3. Please make sure to check compensation deadlines by visiting the Academic Compensation Form and Application Deadlines page.

General Campus Compensation Trial Plan (GCCP)

The General Campus Compensation Plan (GCCP) allows eligible faculty with sufficient external funding and who are in good standing to negotiate an additional salary increment. The campus GCCP policy can be found in the General Campus Compensation Plan Trial Implementation Guidelines. The GCCP has been extended for one additional trial year from July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024, and remains under system-wide review for conversion to policy in future years.

Campus policy states the negotiated salary increment cannot exceed 30% of the faculty member’s covered compensation rate (scale rate plus off-scale). Faculty must take full summer salary before GCCP can be requested. Please note, the GCCP participation percentage is applied to the sum of the 9-month academic year salary plus summer salary. The combined covered compensation and negotiated salary increment must be justified based on salary comparisons. Each participating faculty member will contribute 10% of the negotiated salary increment to a contingency fund.

The negotiated component must be paid from external funding sources, e.g. contract and grant support, endowment or gift income, etc. Funding must have a stable source, paid in accordance with any related fund source restrictions, and must be sufficient to include the related benefit costs. It is expected that the use of grant funds for GCCP salary will not have a direct adverse impact on the faculty member’s research program.

GCCP participation is for one year and is effective July 1 through June 30. The total salary will not change during this period for any reason including salary scale adjustments, retroactive merit increases or receipt of additional external funds.

All requests will be vetted for availability of funds by the School of Biological Sciences Post-Award Fund Management Team and must be approved by the Chair, Assistant Dean, Dean and Executive Vice Chancellor.

Applications for FY23-24 GCCP have closed. To discuss GCCP for the FY24-25 fiscal year, please email your assigned Post-Award Fund Manager.

Bridge Funding

The purpose of this Bridge program is to enable continuance of a research lab for an interim period until extramural support can be re-established. Priority will be given to Senate Faculty who have lost or are about to lose all of their extramural funding. Applications will go to the relevant Section Chair and then to the Success/Bridge Committee.

Please reach out to your Post-Award Fund Manager for more information on the application process.

Refer to the Bridge Funding Application documents for more information.

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