Section 3.6


Grant and contract funded work is considered to be a part of routine faculty assignments at Bowling Green State University, and in most circumstances faculty and staff are not eligible for supplemental pay for sponsored program activities. BGSU faculty may receive supplemental pay directly from grants and contracts only under exceptional circumstances. Supplemental pay during the academic year may be allowed if approved by the College Dean, the Vice Provost for Research, and the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and the following conditions are met:

  • the additional work does not compromise the faculty member's ability to complete his/her normal university work
  • the faculty member requesting supplemental pay is not the Principal Investigator or Co Principal Investigator on the grant/contract with limited exceptions such as the development of off-campus training programs not considered part of the faculty member's normal workload
  • supplemental pay is requested for internal consulting as defined in OMB Circular A-21:
    • consulting carried out across departmental (or comparable unit) lines and the work performed is in addition to the faculty member's regular departmental (or comparable unit) load; or
    • consulting at a separate or remote operation and the work performed is in addition to the faculty member's regular departmental (or comparable unit) load
  • the compensation must be at the faculty member's university approved rate of pay
  • the supplemental compensation must be a funded line item on an externally funded budget which has been explicitly requested from and approved by the funding agency
  • the faculty member to be compensated must have expertise unique to the project and the request for supplemental pay rather than normal workload must be justified
  • the faculty member wishes to receive supplemental pay in lieu of outside consulting based on the "one day a week" policy ( Academic Charter B.II.E.2.a)

Supplemental pay from all sources is limited to a maximum of 20% of a faculty member's academic year salary. Summer pay from all sources is limited to 1/3 of the academic year salary.


See form in Appendix (Request for Supplemental Pay from a Sponsored Project)