Indirect costs are charged to all sponsored programs unless
prohibited in writing by the funding agency. The University's indirect
cost rate for Federal grants is negotiated with the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.
Indirect costs are expenses that cannot be identified specifically
with a particular project or activity because these costs generally
benefit many activities. Examples include:
Sponsored programs are externally-funded activities in which a formal
written agreement is entered into by the University and the sponsor. A
sponsored program represents an exchange transaction wherein both
parties (the University and sponsor) receive something of approximately
equal value Examples of sponsored programs include:
Sponsored programs are jointly administered by the Principle
Investigator, Office of Sponsored Programs, and Controller's Office.
The rate is negotiated with the University's cognizant agent every
four years. This negotiated rate is the result of a complex calculation
process utilizing historical information and removing costs
specifically disallowed by the Federal government. Contact the Post
Awards Manager in the Office of Sponsored Programs for the current
indirect cost rate and rates for non-Federal grants/contracts.
For additional information, please contact:
Office of Sponsored Programs
Sponsored Programs Accounting & Reporting