I’m fairly new to the research world and currently working with a university research institute. My PI put me on a project for a lab he is collaborating with from another research institute. The work I’m doing is going on her grant that she is working on, and my PI is writing a portion of it. He told me I was going to be on her grant and payroll for my contribution. He also said she will be paying 20% of my salary when her grant gets approved.
I’m confused about what this means and how grant salaries work in regards to collaborations. Do they just pay a percentage of my institutional base salary (IBS) to make up for the total salary? Or is this in addition to my current IBS that I get from my PI?
I have asked him to clarify, but perhaps I’m still not understanding how this works, and I don’t think I got a clear answer.