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Contribution Reward Scheme for Academic-Related and Assistant staff grades 1–11

The University of Cambridge operates an annual contribution reward scheme for academic-related and assistant staff in grades 1–11. The scheme is made up of two components:

  • Contribution Increments to recognise outstanding, sustained and ongoing contribution.
  • Single Contribution Payments for exceptional one-off or time limited contribution.

Contribution Increment Scheme for Researchers

The termly Contribution Increment Scheme for Researchers scheme enables Contribution Increments to be awarded in recognition of outstanding contribution.

Contributory Increment Scheme for Academic Related Staff in Grade 12

The biennial Contributory Increment Scheme for Grade 12 Academic Related Staff is set out in Annex 9 of the Second Joint Report of the Council and General Board on a new pay and grading structure for non-clinical staff.

To be eligible for consideration, individuals must have been in post and performing their duties at their current grade for at least two years prior to the effective date of the award. Increments are awarded for sustained contribution which must be ongoing and there must be some indication that the cost is justifiable in terms of the benefit bought to the University over the longer term. Applications (PD32) must be submitted by the individual and evidence provided of their personal contribution, commitment and exercise of initiative, over and above the level expected of a person performing competently at that grade, in support of the objectives of their Division or Institution.

Cases are considered by the Registrary, Pro Vice Chancellor or Chair of School (as appropriate) who will put forward recommendations to the Vice Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Supplementary Payments for Non-Academic Officers in the Professorial Grade 12.

Professorial Pay Review for Academic Staff in Grade 12

Professorial contribution increments are awarded through the Professorial Pay Review scheme. Rewards are based on contribution and assessed through a biennial review process.

Senior Academic Promotions

The Senior Academic Promotion Scheme allows eligible academic staff to apply for promotion to the offices of University Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor.

For further information or advice on any of the above reward schemes, please contact the relevant HR School Team.