A matching fund of $3 million has been created to help mitigate the unanticipated increase in costs on grants and contracts related to Graduate Student Researcher, Postdoctoral Scholar, and Academic Researcher employment. This initial allocation will be available in fiscal years 2022-23 and 2023-24. Funding levels in future years will depend on information and priorities determined through fiscal year 2023-24 and the availability of resources. The goal is also to continue to provide support for awards that may be active for multiple years but were budgeted prior to any knowledge about the revised rates impacting Graduate Student Researcher, Postdoctoral Scholar, and Academic Researcher compensation rates.
Principle Investigators (PIs) should do as much as possible to address the cost increases through rebudgeting of the existing grant/contract resources in accordance with applicable policies, regulations, and guidelines. After rebudgeting, if a deficit is projected, a funding request can be submitted. Campus resources are available as a 1:1 match to PI and unit contributions.
Initial eligibility is determined based on the date the proposal budget was submitted to the agency:
Prior to Dec. 31, 2022
If budget adjustments still result in a projected deficit or the award is impacted by a salary cap, central funds are available on a one-to-one matching basis to support externally funded grants and contracts.
See below for the request process.
After Jan. 1, 2023
Budgets should be in accordance with the rate increases defined in the new ratified agreements and are not considered eligible.
Request Process and Deadlines
After routing for approval through the respective dean’s office or research unit director (research units should also route through the vice chancellor for research), requests should be submitted to the Budget Office (email@example.com) for consideration. Reviews will be conducted quarterly after the following deadlines (allow 30 days for review):
|June 1||September 1||December 1||March 1|
A complete request will include the following materials:
|Completed request form .|