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The campus fiscal year runs from July 1st - June 30th. Please read below for information on research allocations, alternative funding, and financial reporting systems.

Please contact the Department Business Operations Manager, Nicole Daneshvar, for questions.

Annual Research Allocations

Faculty receive $2,000 annually (*research faculty receive $800) from Department funds to pay for such things as monthly telecommunications costs, as well as supplies and travel to support research. Current policy allows a carryforward maximum of one year's allocation. Values in excess of this by June 30 will be pulled back to the Department.

Contracts and Grants

Several internal and extramural funding opportunities are available to faculty. Below is a list of some common funding sources.

Proposal Support


  • At least 3 calendar weeks (14 business days) prior to proposal due date: You must notify the department fiscal manager of intent to submit a proposal. See below for what to include. 
  • At least 1 calendar week (5 business days) prior to proposal due date: All proposal components aside from the project description/research plan must be finalized and shared with OCGA. The package must also include a draft of the research plan.
  • At least 2 business days prior to the proposal due date: The final draft of the research plan must be shared with OCGA.
  • 8a.m. PST on the due date: A final version of the research plan may be provided. This ability was added in an effort to give PI’s as much time as possible to make edits to the research portion. However, you should know that if you elect to submit a final version at this stage, it may not have any effect on the rest of the components including budget, personnel, etc., and it will not be reviewed.

Include the following information with your notification:

  1. Project title
  2. Project start & end dates
  3. Funding agency & contact person
  4. Link to Request for Proposal (or attach PDF)
  5. Co-PI name and contact info (if applicable)
  6. Human subjects protocol number (if applicable)
  7. Budget items
    1. Summer salary: # of ninths
    2. GSRs: # of months and % time
    3. Supplies, equipment, and travel estimates


ECERT (Electronic Certification of Effort and Reporting Tool) is the method of certifying to granting agencies that the required effort for all personnel paid directly from sponsored projects funded by federal sources, including private and state federal flow-through funds, has actually been completed to be in compliance with OMB Circular A-21.

Principal Investigators will receive system-generated e-mail notifications when effort reports are available to certify. Certifications are due twice a year in April and October.

For more information, refer to the Blink PageQuick reference guide and Training guide.

Summer Salary

Summer salary is compensation for extramurally funded research projects, summer session teaching, or by special agreement (i.e. as part of their recruitment package at the time of hire). The total amount of additional summer compensation must not exceed three ninths (including payments from Summer Session and University Extension) of a faculty member's normal annual salary.

To claim summer salary: Econ AP staff send out a call for summer salary requests each May. Respond to this by the noted deadline to have your summer ninth processed. If you miss the call, please contact Econ AP or fiscal staff ASAP to discuss options.

Faculty on leave without pay are eligible to receive summer salary payments on extramural funds if research will be conducted.