Faculty Research Compensation

Wake Forest School of Medicine is committed to maintaining Faculty Research Compensation programs that are externally competitive and internally equitable.  These programs are intended to drive key behaviors and further our desired culture of collegiality, accountability and excellence.  


The Faculty Research Compensation Guidance Document provides detailed background and instructions for the following faculty research compensation programs: 

  • Salary Expectations
  • Research Excellence Awards
  • 3-Year Faculty Salary Guarantee
  • Salary Bridge Funding
  • Early-Career Salary Support
  • Salary Adjustments
  • Research Scholar (or Contingent) Track Faculty 

Guidelines for period worked July 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 (includes Addendum incorporated on 11/01/21)

Guidelines for period worked January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022



The Faculty Research Compensation programs detailed above are administered over the course of Wake Forest School of Medicine’s calendar year.