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Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center have together revised the Joint Appointment Form. The revised form is posted under Post-Award on our Forms and Tools page: You can also access it at the following link: and a copy is attached to this message for your convenience.

The circumstances in which the JA form mechanism is used are listed on the form. They are as follows:

  • Individuals on JA must be salaried – hourly employees are excluded from JA Program.
  • JAs are to be used when both of the following criteria are met:
    • JA recipient is committing measurable effort to a sponsored project ≤ 25% (Exceptions: T32 fellows & CTSI support may exceed 25%.)
    • No project-related costs other than salary/fringe support are associated with the effort.
  • Effort in excess of 25% and/or involvement requiring expense coverage other than salary/ fringe, requires the execution of a subaward/subcontract.
  • JA Period of Performance must be executed within the Tufts University Academic Year (July-June), eg, cannot extend beyond June 30 for any given period of support.
  • Fringe is reimbursed based on the Tufts University restricted fringe rate, regardless of funding source (Exceptions: T32 fellows are reimbursed based on home institution’s health fee.).

Please use the revised form going forward. The forms currently in process do not need to be reissued.