Faculty effort on a proposal, measured in months, can be categorized into

  • summer effort, with fixed fringe rate (budget 39% for projects starting fall '17)
  • academic year effort, with salary dependent fringe rate, often used for proposal with mandatory cost share. More on cost share from our RA Office and OSRAA.

How to budget for PI salary? Look up current salary rate in CORE. If budgeting salary after February in a given year, a 3% annual salary adjustment should be added (see table info below). If a PI is expecting tenure promotion during the project period - date provided in CORE - a 10% salary increase should be budgeted.


Faculty Salary Increase Guidelines and Process memo Memorandum from Provost on FY 2015-2016 university-wide salary increase.

GA budgeting

Undergraduate Budgeting