Research Funds (for New Faculty)
This page last updated on: July 30, 2017
The Baruch College Faculty Handbook
Last updated on 4/7/2015
Tax-Levy Summer Research Funds for Faculty in Their First 3 Years of Appointment
As you know, this will be the inaugural year in which we will be able to use tax-levy funds to subsidize faculty summer research during the first three years of their appointment when such summer support was part of their offer of employment.
Faculty who will receive tax-levy summer research funds in their first three years of appointment, when such summer support was part of their offer of employment, should work closely with department chairs and School business managers to complete and submit 2 forms and one additional document listed immediately below.
1. The Summer Tax-Levy Research Project form.
This form elicits information about the faculty member’s planned summer research activities and must be filled out, printed out, signed, and delivered to the School’s business manager or other designee of the School dean by the end of March, if faculty are to be on payroll in June.
Questions about completing this form should be directed to the School’s business manager.
This form distributes allocated research funds over the summer months. The faculty member should fill this form out in consultation with the department chair and School business manager, print it out, sign it, have the department chair sign it, and deliver it to the School’s business manager or other designee of the School dean by the end of March, if faculty are to be on payroll in June.
3. Report on summer research activities.
A narrative of at least 1 page describing summer research activities and accomplishments must be submitted to the department chair for review and then to the School’s business manager or other designee of the School dean prior to the first day of classes of that fall semester. Faculty are eligible for future summer research support only if they have submitted that report.
Faculty are eligible to earn no more than 3/9 of annual salary during the summer. Summer salary and teaching will be considered in the disbursement of summer research funds, which will be adjusted if the sum of those elements exceeds 3/9 of annual salary or 1/9 per summer month.