July 24, 2012

New Facilities and Administrative Cost Rates

The campus has a new multi-year Facilities and Administration (indirect cost) rate agreement with the federal government. The agreement, dated June 29, 2012, specifies the F&A rates to be applied to awards from federal and non-federal sponsors.

Under the new agreement the rate for on-campus research increases to 55.5 percent on July 1, 2012, 56.5 percent on July 1, 2013 and 57.0 percent on July 1, 2015. The off-campus research rate will remain at 26.0 percent. The Space Sciences Laboratory’s special rate will be 40.0 percent for on-campus research and 24.5 percent for off-campus research beginning July 1, 2012. Rates for other sponsored activities will also change. These new rates will bring indirect cost recovery from sponsored projects significantly closer to the campus’s actual costs.

For detailed information on the new rates, see Facilities and Administrative (Indirect Cost) Rates on the SPO web site.