Researchers should be paid on the relevant University scales, unless a different pay scale is applied by the funder or fellowship scheme. As is the case for other staff, researchers will be entitled to annual salary increments, within the salary range for their grade.

Salary scale revisions approved by Council will be applied to all researchers, subject to any special provisions required by the funding body concerned. Researchers are eligible to be considered for promotion and merit pay, just like other staff.

When a member of research staff is employed on a subsequent research contract, the job title and salary must be clearly stated. The salary will be the same, if the new roles in on the same grade as the previous one. If the new role is on a higher grade, a higher salary will be set, in line with University policy.

Note that budgeting for progression may require the approval of the relevant funding body.