Current F&A Rates
The current rate agreement is effective from FY 2019 through FY 2023 and will continue to be used after FY 2023 until a new rate agreement is established. All rates are based on Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC) unless otherwise noted.
Effective 10/22/21, the off-campus definition has been updated. The off-campus rate will apply for all activities: a) Performed in facilities not owned by the institution and where these facility costs are not included in the F&A pools; or b) Where rent is directly allocated/charged to the project(s). Grants or contracts will not be subject to more than one F&A cost rate. If more than 50% of a project is performed off-campus, the off-campus rate will apply to the entire project.
|RATE APPLIES TO:||EFFECTIVE PERIOD||ON-CAMPUS||OFF-CAMPUS|
|Other Sponsored Activities||2020-2021||33.0%||26.0%|
|Other Sponsored Activities||2022-2023||35.0%||26.0%|
Effective January 2, 2019, industry-sponsored Clinical Trials should use a rate of at least 30% TDC. Federally sponsored clinical trials must use the on-campus research rate unless they meet the off-campus definition stated above.
Other Sponsor-Established Rates
This master list of other sponsor-established rates includes rates that have already been approved by the Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) for use in sponsored proposals and awards. It is not necessary to use the F&A waiver/reduction process to use one of these pre-approved rates.
If you become aware of a nonprofit sponsor that has a published rate for one or more of its programs and is not included on this list, provide evidence (e.g., a copy of their web page citing the rate, a copy of their published guidelines, a letter from the grants office at the sponsor) to SPA and the sponsor will be added to this list. Exceptions are not granted to for-profit sponsors, as these entities are expected to pay full F&A.