Non-contracted players can earn an England increment contract via a points system and Panesar qualifies, having played three Test matches against India and a Test match against New Zealand.
ECB national selector Geoff Miller said: "This award reflects the contribution Monty has made to the Test team during the winter and I would like to congratulate him on his achievements."
Panesar had been on a central contract but that was not renewed in 2009.
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