About Faculty Summer Salary
The appointment of a SUNY faculty member or professional employee to the Research Foundation's payroll through a summer-only appointment must be approved in accordance with SUNY policies and procedures.
The faculty summer salary period runs from mid-May through mid-August. Summer salary must not exceed three months (13 weeks) and must not overlap any part of a faculty member’s academic year obligation. Note: Summer salary periods longer than two months require a waiver.
If an investigator receives three months of summer salary from sponsored projects, the funding agencies do not allow for time to write proposals, work on other research or do significant administrative work beyond de minimis activity (such as brief consultation with graduate students, handling an occasional non-project-related phone call or email, or attending a short, rare administrative meeting).
Summer Salary Employment Paperwork
It is critical that principal investigators (PIs) complete and submit the employment paperwork (below) in a timely manner. Late paperwork puts the institution at risk of audit findings and can lead to penalties and debarment from federal contracts.
We encourage faculty members to submit their employment paperwork well in advance of the appointment period, if possible, but it may not be submitted later than the first day of work.
Completed forms must be sent to [email protected] or brought to RFHR’s offices, located in Management Service Center (MSC) 100C.