Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Faculty Summer Salary

If your research project involves summer-time work and/or employee involvement, you must receive Summer Salary through RF CUNY, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs can assist you with this process.

Typically, federal regulations specify that Faculty Summer Salary that is supported by sponsored programs, e.g., grants or other extramural funding opportunities, be "computed and paid at a percent effort rate, not exceeding the faculty member's official annual base salary divided by the number of months in the period for which that base salary is paid."

Faculty Summer Salary obtained via awarded grants are administered through an online process.

  • To access your Summer Salary options you must visit the Research Foundation website - after logging in with your RF username and password, go to “E-Services”, then select “Summer Salary”. 

  • More information regarding summer salary can be found on the Participating In The Summer Salary Program webpage which outlines what a summer salary is, who is eligible for summer pay, how to calculate it, and how payments are authorized.

  • Once you have logged on to the RF "Summer Salary" webpage, you must create an appointment. - this appointment should reflect the entire summer.

  • Once your summer appointment has been submitted you must then submit your Payment Authorizations on a biweekly basis. 

  • Note for Payment Authorizations: Payment Authorizations must be completed online via the RF Website on a biweekly basis by the payroll closeout date or payments will not be issued.


  • Please Note: Paper Certification Forms are no longer accepted. All Summer Salary Certification Forms have been replaced by the online RF Payment Authorizations and must be done online on a biweekly basis.
  • If you do not complete the forms online, payments will not be issued.
  • Please be advised that faculty summer salary will not be processed until your Payment Authorization has been submitted and approved.
  • After your summer salary has been paid out, you will be required to complete a Personnel Activity Report which will reflect your effort for the summer salary received.
  • Payments for summer salary are not distributed from the Research Foundation nor the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Payments are issued by the payroll office at York College.

For more information, you can contact our office at x2061 or visit the RF website.  

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