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Is honorarium the right choice of payment for you?

Answer: 
  • Honorarium is paid in recognition of a special service or distinguished achievement for a department, school, or university.
  • If the fee is prescribed by the individual or if you have agreed on a service and negotiated a fixed price, then it should be processed as a service contract. Contact ssha.ap@ucmerced.edu to learn more.
  • If you would like to pay a research assistant, student, or anyone else, not in the UC payroll system, for services rendered or expenses incurred for which a fee was NOT pre-negotiated. Contact ssha.financial@ucmerced.edu to learn more.
  • If you would like to acknowledge the contributions of a student, research assistant, or employee, you can look into the option of gift cards. See BFB-G-41 for employees and BFB-G-42 for non-employees to learn more.