Policy for Additional Salary

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Northwestern's Policy for Additional Salary

Add Pay

Add pay is permitted for the principle investigator, project director, or appropriate staff member if allowed by the funding agency. Salary additions will be allowed on a scale of up to 25% per academic year of the faculty ten-month contract base salary. The grant or contract must also cover the related fringe benefits. Twelve-month faculty or staff may be eligible for add pay for grant participation when the responsibilities assigned through the grant exceed normal duties and obligations of the full-time position. All add pays must be pre-approved by the Dean of the faculty member’s college and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. During the routing process, the add pay will also be approved by the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Vice President for Administration.

Summer Salary

Summer salary is permitted for the principle investigator, project director, or appropriate staff member if allowed by the funding agency. Supplemental salary for the two month period shall not exceed 25% of full-time, then month base salary. The summer salary compensation must be linked to actual effort, cover related fringe benefits and be pre-approved by the Dean of the faculty member’s college and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. During the routing process, the add pay will also be approved by Sponsored Programs and the Vice President for Administration. Summer grant activity is not included in the 25% add-pay academic salary cap.

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