Approval Date: 2010-07-08

Effective Date: 2010-07-08

Review Date: 2014-07-08

Vice-President (Academic)

Externally Funded Career Awards


To encourage and recognize receipt of "Career Awards" by faculty members. These awards generally have the following characteristics:

1. The funds were applied for by academic units or individuals within academic units;

2. The funds were received on behalf of individuals from one of the national granting councils (or equivalent);

3. The funds approximate the individual's regular salary;

4. The award is for a fixed period of one year or longer.



All such "Career Award" funds in all academic units of the University.


University Salary: the salary of the individual at the start of the award period, including market differentials, plus step increases and other adjustments as covered by the relevant collective agreement or University policy as appropriate.

Temporary Salary Supplement: One step on the appropriate salary scale times the number of years of the award will be added to the University Salary.

Shadow Salary: The University Salary, including all market differential steps.

Temporary Salary: A salary assigned for the duration on the award should the University Salary plus the Temporary Salary Supplement be less than the amount of the award.


When Externally funded career awards are awarded the following applies:

  1. If the University Salary plus the Temporary Salary Supplement is less than the amount of the award, the salary will be changed to a Temporary Salary at the nearest step on the appropriate salary scale according to the MUNFA Collective Agreement, at or below the award amount. This Temporary Salary will be subject to any increments due from the application of the collective agreement or University policy, as appropriate.
  2. Scale increases, annual increments and other increments (for example, for promotion) will be added to the Shadow Salary from time to time as determined by the collective agreement or University policy, as the case may be.
  3. At all times during the award period, the individual will be given the higher of the University Salary or the Temporary Salary.
  4. If, at the conclusion of the award period, the shadow salary is lower than the Temporary Salary, the salary of the faculty member will revert to the University Salary.
  5. If the career award is extended or renewed, or a subsequent career award is given, it will be treated as a new award using the recipient's current University salary as a basis.
  6. Funding for the Temporary Salary Supplement will be provided from the award recipient's unit.

There are no procedures associated with this policy.

For inquiries related to this policy:

Office of the Vice-President (Academic):  709-864-8246

Sponsor: Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Category: Academic Affairs

Previous Versions:

There is at least one previous version of this policy. Contact the Policy Office to view earlier version(s):

Approval Date:2000-06-22, Effective Date:2000-06-22