Start-Up Funds Guidelines

When a new faculty member is appointed, Start-Up funds are normally part of the negotiations.  The department is expected to provide 1/3 of the Start-Up funds, with the College and the Provost’s Office each providing 1/3 of the total cost.  The Provost and College cap is $100,000 each.  For Start-Up over $300,000, requests are made to the Vice President for Research.

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CAS Request for Reimbursement form


The department should encumber all expenses for Start-Up.  Upon the completion of expending the Start-Up funds, complete the A&S Reimbursement Request form and submit it to the Dean’s Office.  The form should include the total amount to be reimbursed by the Provost Office and the College listed separately.  Upon review of the request, the College will reimburse the department account and make a request to the Provost Office for reimbursement.

Unless prior arrangements have been made, departments have up to two years from the date of hire to request reimbursement for Start-Up expenses.