PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDS ON TAP FOR EXTERNAL GRANT Principal investigators
Bargaining unit faculty members who are the principal investigator on external research grants during fiscal year 2017 now have available extra money for professional development.
As part of the second collective bargaining agreement between the BGSU Faculty Association and the University (Article 23, Section 5.3), these faculty members are to receive a percentage of the facilities and administration costs (indirect costs) generated by the grant as a professional development fund. Both the faculty association and the administration agreed upon this incentive as an important way of recognizing and rewarding successful faculty members who have received external grant awards.
Faculty members who have received start-up packages of $50,000 or more now receive an amount equal to 2.5 percent of the indirect costs generated by the grant. Those who have not received that amount of start-up will receive 5 percent of the generated facilities and administration costs.