Release Time and Additional Pay

Reimbursed Release Time (RRT):

  • Is not a monetary payment to the PI/PD, it is a transfer of funds between SPA and the PI's/PD's school to temporarily release the PI/PD from some teaching obligations in order to fulfill requirements of a sponsored award.
  • Is only available during Fall & Spring semesters.
  • Benefits charged to the project are based on institutional pooled benefit rates.
  • Reimbursements to the school (and charges to the grant) will be paid as a lump sum during October of the fall semester and March of the spring semester.

Faculty Additional Pay:

  • Is a monetary payment to the PI/PD.
  • May be for a set number of days or for an entire semester.
  • Includes summer pay for AY appointed faculty.
  • Is subject to policies and procedures of Faculty Affairs and applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Please note the following:

  • In order to request either RRT or Faculty Additional Pay, faculty pay / salary must be included in the budget approved by the funding agency.
  • PIs are responsible for fulfilling Time & Effort Reporting requirements for RRT and Faculty Additional Pay on their awards.