Each new tenure related faculty member has a startup package that is used for expenses such as lab/space renovation (most common in the Natural Sciences), moving expenses, research support, and computer/technology purchases. As of FY 16, startup funding will be provided by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, except for pre-contract summer pay, which will be provided by CAS.
The startup offer must be described in a startup spreadsheet or in the informal offer letter. Generally, the spreadsheet is used for the larger and more detailed startups in the Natural Sciences division, and language in the informal offer letter will suffice for startups in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
If there is a startup spreadsheet, it must be signed by all units providing funding, and by the new faculty member, before funds may be spent.
The Dean's Office will transfer its portion of startup budgets to the unit or individual's startup index with the faculty member's activity code. Please use this index and activity code for expenses specified in the startup package. It is okay to spend prior to the budget change from CAS/Research as long as there is a signed startup agreement.
Junior Faculty Development Grant
New Assistant Professors who do not have other sources of startup funding are eligible for the Junior Faculty Development Grant from CAS and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation.
CASIT New Faculty Technology Subsidy
The CAS Dean’s Office authorizes some new faculty members to purchase up to $2,500 in computer equipment. This is a 100% subsidy that applies to software, desktop, laptop or tablet computers, printers, scanners, external hard drives, and other peripherals. See the CASIT site for more information.