Certain agencies place caps on summer salary that can be paid to faculty members working on sponsored programs. If applicable, agency salary caps supersede university regulations (i.e., NSF and NIH). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) allows summer salary but the total amount the faculty member can charge during the year is limited to “Executive Level I of the Federal Executive Pay scale.”

  • Effective January 5, 2020 Federal FY20 Cap: $197,300 or $16,441.67/month total two month cap = $32,883.33        

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