Summer Salary

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Summer Salary

Summer salary is additional compensation paid to eligible CUNY faculty members who perform research on sponsor funded awards outside of the nine month academic year. Summer salary is paid in addition to the faculty member’s academic year annual salary rate and the corresponding work must be performed during CUNY’s summer semester (June 1 – August 24). A sponsor may limit the summer salary period. To receive summer salary compensation, faculty and/or grants officers must create and submit an appointment and payment authorization in RFCUNY’s Summer Salary system.

Once the summer period has fully passed, a principal investigator (PI) must certify the submitted effort of those with summer salary activity on their account. Faculty and/or grants officers are responsible for calculating the summer salary allowance, creating an appointment in RFCUNY’s Summer Salary electronic system, and completing payment authorization.

Only Full-time teaching CUNY instructional staff are eligible to participate in the Summer Salary Program.


Summer Salary Program.

Additional Guidelines

Check out our straightforward guidelines for additional summer salary

Summer Salary Instructions

Explore Summer Salary Instructions for guidance on compensation processes during the summer months.

Summer Salary System

Efficiently compensating professionals for additional work during the summer months