Salary costs charged to sponsored awards must be:

  • Appropriate for the effort expended
  • Consistent with the appointment of the individual
  • Supported by documentation of the expense (including completion of FECs and GCCRs, as applicable)
  • Proposed and approved by the sponsor or within re-budgeting authority


Examples of Unallowable salary costs on sponsored awards:

  • Compensation for teaching costs, unless the sponsored award is for Instruction or Research training
  • External consultation or another non-UW activity
  • Excess compensation for faculty, in accordance with UW Executive Order #59
  • Excess compensation charges for non-faculty not included in Institutional Base Salary (IBS), unless approved in writing by the sponsor
  • Administrative or clerical salaries, unless approved in writing by the sponsor
  • Salary costs on federal awards that do not comply with the federal regulations (2 CFR 200.430).

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