Faculty Effort in Coeus should be entered by matching the %Charged and %Effort fields. Should the %Effort be greater than the %Charged, a cost-share will be generated.

While Northeastern discourages voluntary cost sharing in a proposal (view the cost share policy here), sometimes it is required by the Sponsor.  If you need to express cost sharing in your budget, you must do so on each specific line item in each budget period (equipment, other direct costs, etc.).  Details on entering Cost Share can be found on the Cost Sharing page.

Faculty Effort is most often expressed in one of the following ways:

  • Summer Salary: Summer Salary should be used by faculty who are on an 8-Month Academic Appointment and would like to budget for some, if not all, of the 3.2 summer months for which they are eligible to request summer salary. The Salary Type field should be set to Salary-Faculty Off Contract. To correctly determine the percentage of effort to enter in the %Charged and %Effort fields, use the COEUS Summer Salary Calculator.

Note: For Summer Salary, the %Charged and %Effort fields cannot exceed 80%, as 80% is the equivalent of 3.2 Summer Months in Coeus.

When entering summer salary, it is important that the period between the Start Date and End Date be exactly 4 months. If necessary the dates can be split up to stay in accordance with Northeastern's summer calendar (May 1st - August 31st), so long as the total months add up to 4 months.

  • Academic Year Salary Some faculty on an 8-month Academic Appointment (8M DURATION) may conduct research during time designated for their Academic Appointment. These situations occur with the support of the department chair. The Salary Type field should be set to Salary-Faculty.

It is important that the period between the Start Date and End Date be exactly 8 months. Academic Year Appointments at Northeastern go from September 1st - April 30th. The dates can be split up to stay in accordance with Northeastern's academic calender (September 1st - April 30th), so long as the total months add up to 8 months.

Unlike Summer Salary (which cannot exceed 80%), the %Charged and %Effort fields for work during an Academic appointment are calculated based on 100%.

  • Salary for employees with a 12-Month Appointment Employees with an Appointment Type of REG EMPLOYEE or 12M DURATION are on a 12-month calendar appointment.

It is important that the period between the Start Date and End Date be exactly 12 months. The Salary Type field should be set to Salary-Faculty.

The %Charged and %Effort fields for work during an Academic appointment are calculated based on 100%.