Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance

Budget information

Updated 1/6/2020

Use rates below as a starting point for developing a budget. Rates may change slightly depending on specific circumstances. Please contact your Proposal Development Team for further assistance.

Budget Information for Writing Proposals

Current Fringe Rates

 

Faculty Summer & AY: Use the Fringe Benefits Calculator - make sure to check the applicable retirement benefit box

GA/RA Students Summer & AY: 8.65%

Undergraduate Summer & AY: 8.65%

Current F&A Rates (Indirect Cost Rates)

*approved rates through 6/30/2022

On-Campus Research: 49%

On-Campus Instruction: 50%

On-Campus Other Sponsored Activities: 32%

All Off-Campus Rates: 26%

Faculty Pay

There is no such thing as a Faculty Stipend. Faculty are paid from grants based on percentage of effort of Institutional Base Salary.

Faculty cannot be independent contractors for any North Carolina state agency including UNCW.

Calculating Academic Year Course Buyout

Academic year 4/4 course load = 8 courses per academic year

  • 1 course out of the 8 academic year courses = 12.5% of academic year salary
  • 2 courses = 25% of academic year salary

*Need prior Departmental approval

Calculating Faculty Summer Pay

For a 9 month faculty appointment:

Institutional Base Salary divided by 9 = 1 month of pay

Ex. $65,000/9 = $7,222.22 = 1 month summer salary

*Summer pay must be based on previous year’s Institutional Base Salary

 

Undergraduate Pay

Range is $8/hr. - $12/hr.

Student Fulltime = 20 hours/week during academic year; 40 hours/week during summer (may require Dean’s approval)

Graduate Student & Research Assistant Pay (*Estimates – contact Graduate School for rates by department)

Range is $12/hr - $17/hr

Student Fulltime = 20 hours/week during academic year; up to 40 hours/week during summer (may require Dean’s approval)

 

Full AY Stipend (Aug 15 – May 15): $13,000 

Summer Stipend (May 16 – Aug 14): $2,888/month for 40 hours/week 

PhD Student Pay

(*Estimates – not exact)

Range is $25/hr. - $30/hr.

Student Fulltime = 20 hours/week during academic year; up to 40 hours/week during summer

Full AY Stipend (Aug 15 – May 15): $21,000 

Summer Stipend (May 16 – Aug 14): $4,666/month for 40 hours/week

Health Insurance for Students

Student Insurance: $1,313.50/semester

 

Current Travel Rates

 


Check UNCW Travel website for latest information at UNCW.edu/travel. If traveling internationally, please check the Department of State website for international per diem rates.

 

 

Current Tuition Rates

 

Undergraduate & Graduate Rates