Release Time

All personnel working on sponsored projects must be relieved of their regular duties by the department chair or other responsible individual for the period of time and percentage of effort devoted to the sponsored project. If such personnel continue to be paid from departmental funds while working on a sponsored project, the portion of their salary and fringe related to the project represents cost sharing to the project. However, if personnel are appointed to and paid from the sponsored project, “salary savings” occur within the departmental budget and can be released for other purposes within the University, subject to administrative approval.