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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can I get examples of proposals that have been funded?

    Dependent upon the granting agency, examples of funded proposals are usually available online. Colleagues that have written successful proposals are an excellent resource and the OIRA has copies of funded proposals that you are welcome to review.
  • Is there a limit to the amount of extra compensation that a staff or faculty member can earn from a grant?

    University Policy BP II:05:02 states that the maximum amount of extra compensation an employee may earn during a calendar month while under a nine-month faculty/staff contract may not exceed one-third (1/3) of the monthly base rate of pay.
  • How do I calculate my salary/fringe rates for a buy-out?

    Contact the OIRA. We will get those rates for you and help you develop the final budget.
  • If the externally funded grant allows for the purchase of equipment, do I have to go through JSU Purchasing Office for the equipment?

    Yes. All equipment purchases must go through the JSU Purchasing Office. Refer to
    BP IV:03:01 for more information.
  • How much am I allowed to pay Graduate Assistants and/or Student Workers?

    Grant guidelines are often very specific about how much GA's and/or Student Workers are to be paid so careful attention to that is important. JSU's policy states that Graduate Assistants receive 6 hours of tuition and a $520/month stipend; Work Study and University Student Workers are to be paid no less than minimum wage and typically work at least 20 hours a week. Refer to the Graduate Assistantship Program and the Employment of Student Workers sections in the University Policies and Procedures Manuals for detailed information.

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