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Maximum Effort That Can Be Charged During Summer

Faculty with academic-year appointments are expected to charge no more than 85% of three months effort to federal grants and contracts during a summer. This leaves the equivalent of two summer weeks for vacation and/or other activities.

An exception to this general rule may be granted if the faculty member certifies that she/he will take no vacation and will devote the proper level of institutional effort exclusively to the grant-supported or contract-supported work during all three summer months. To receive permission to exceed the 85%-of-three-months limit in a given summer, the faculty member must submit to the Dean’s Office a form requesting permission and certifying that no vacation will be taken that summer.

Form Requesting to Exceed 85% of Three Months Summer Salary