Facilities and Administrative Rates

For all activities performed in facilities not owned by the institution and to which rent is directly allocated to the project(s) the off campus rate applies. If more than 50% of a project is performed off-campus, the off-campus rate will apply to the entire project.  You must identify whether the project is: Research, Instruction, or Other Sponsored Activity and choose the rate for the associated campus. Our F & A Rate Agreement contains the negotiated rate, which is summarized below. 

Facilities & Administrative (F&A) Costs

F&A Rate

Note: facilities & administrative (F & A) costs were formerly known as indirect costs.

F&A Distribution Guidelines for Inter-school Research

The following policy pertains to F&A guidelines for research projects that include more than one school/campus. Policy: F&A Distribution Guidelines for Inter-school Research

F&A Moratorium

The following F&A Moratorium message is effective 8-2-2017. It does not impact proposals/contracts utilizing:

  • Sponsor-published rates
  • UM federally negotiated rates
  • Industry funded clinical trials - 29% F&A
F&A Waiver Requests must be submitted to ORA at least 15 days prior to the deadline.

Non-Federal Sponsors with Published Rates

To view a list of Non-Federal Sponsors with Published Rates click here.