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The University of Michigan Faculty Handbook

 

5.M Cessation of Funding for Appointments Supported by Grants and Contracts

5.M.1 Instructional Faculty

Appointments of instructional faculty to positions paid in whole or in part from grants or limited term contracts are subject to the following specific provisions in the event that these funds cease. Those who were tenured before the funding ceased are restored to their tenured appointment status (including rank and appointment fraction) within the department. Those who held full or part-time positions paid from the general University funds before the outside funding ceased are restored to their previous status in the department for the remainder of the term of appointment at the appropriate departmental salary. The appointments of individuals brought to the University to perform duties paid for from limited-term funds terminate when the funding ceases unless they receive other appointments (bylaw 5.08).

5.M.2 Research Professors

Research professors are eligible to apply to their appointing unit and the UM Office of Research for bridging support should their sponsored funding lapse. The decision to provide bridging support is at the discretion of the appointing unit and the UM Office of Research. The provision of bridging support assumes the resumption of funding at the end of the bridging period. Other criteria for support include length of service at the University, importance of the research to the unit, endorsement of the dean or director, and availability of funds. See research.umich.edu/bridging-support-research-faculty and section 7.F "Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer/Office of Technology Transfer" for additional information. In the case of a layoff, a minimum notice of 90 days must be given and the procedures detailed in section 17 of the research faculty policies at research.umich.edu/appointments-promotions must be followed.

5.M.3 Research Scientists

Research scientists may be eligible to apply to their appointing unit or the UM Office of Research for bridging support should their sponsored funding lapse. The decision to provide bridging support is at the discretion of the appointing unit or the UM Office of Research. The provision of bridging support assumes the resumption of funding at the end of the bridging period. Other criteria for support include length of service at the University, importance of the research to the unit, endorsement of the dean or director, and availability of funds. See research.umich.edu/bridging-support-research-faculty and section 7.F "Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer/Office of Technology Transfer" for additional information. In the case of a layoff, a minimum notice of 90 days must be given and the procedures detailed in SPG 201.72 must be followed.

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