Updated: 17 May 2016
Facilities & Administrative rates are established and approved by the Office of Naval Research (ONR).
Facilities & Administrative Rates
FY17 On-Campus (Off Campus)
FY18 On-Campus (Off Campus)
|Research Capped (Federal Grants and Non-DoD Contracts) (1)||57.8% (26.0%)||57.8% (26.0%)|
|Research Uncapped (DoD Contracts & Industry Subcontracts under DoD) (2)||62.0% (30.2%)||62.0% (30.2%)|
|Industrial (Non-Federal, International, and Non-Georgia State and Local Government entities)||63.8%||63.8%|
|Other Sponsored (Applies to projects that benefit the public with activities other than research & development and instruction. Used for projects funded by State and Local Government entities in Georgia) (a)||34.82%||34.82%|
|Monthly Tuition Rates for Resident Instruction||$1,489.00 /monthly||TBD|
|Fringe Benefits (b)||28.8%||TBD|
|Partial Benefits (c)||1.5%||TBD|
|Limited Benefits (NEW! Part time: 50%-74% time)||20.0%||TBD|
|Graduate Student Health Insurance||4.7%||TBD|
(a) Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC), as defined in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Administrative Requirements (2 CFR 200), consisting of all salaries and wages, fringe benefits, materials and supplies, services, travel, and up to the first $25,000 of each subaward (regardless of the period covered by the subgrant or subcontract). Equipment (defined as having a useful life of more than 2 years and an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more per unit), capital expenditures, charges for tuition remission, patient care, rental costs, scholarships and fellowships, participant support costs, and the portion of each subgrant and subcontract in excess of $25,000 are excluded from the modified total direct cost base.
(b) Salaries and wages of (i) regular full-time faculty, (ii) principal investigators, (iii) professional and administrative staff, (iv) joint staff, (v) temporary academic or research professionals participating in Institute retirement programs and group health and life insurance, (vi) biweekly permanent employees and (vii) part-time employees who work more than 50 percent but less than 100 percent of full-time work schedule.
(c) Salaries and wages of employees who participate in all or part of the Social Security program but do not participate in retirement or group health and life insurance plans. This rate covers (i) temporary classified persons, (ii) temporary academic or research professionals not eligible for the retirement programs or group health or life insurance coverage, (iii) student employees who are registered for less than a full academic load, and (iv) part-time employees employed for less than 50 percent of a full work schedule.
(1) Applies to all DoD contracts awarded before November 30, 1993, all non-DoD instruments, and all DoD grants.
(2) Applies only to DoD contracts awarded on or after November 30, 1993, in accordance with and under the authority of DFARS 231.303(1). See Section II, Part C.
Tuition Remission Escalation Factor
Applied to FY18 budgets & beyond.
Facilities & Administrative Rates
F&A is the new terminology used to identify costs that are incurred for common or joint objectives and, therefore, cannot be identified readily and specifically with a particular sponsored project, an instructional activity, or any other institutional activity. F&A costs are synonymous with "indirect" costs and "overhead" costs. These are actual costs to the university and directly support research at Georgia Tech.
F&A costs are collected retroactively; that is, this year's F&A cost recovery reimburses Georgia Tech for audited expenses incurred last year for all sponsored research. (See FAQ page for more details.)
Where can I find more information on F&A?
In 1998, Congress directed the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to conduct an analysis of issues related to the ways universities recover the F&A costs (also known as indirect costs) they incur when performing research under federal grants and contracts. At OSTP's request, the RAND Science and Technology Policy Institute prepared this report to present objective information on F&A costs in U.S. higher education. This report addresses the issues raised by Congress, although its scope is limited to presenting factual information and analysis of alternatives; it does not take positions on policy options. The report should be of interest to scientists; higher education administrators; and federal, state, and local governments.
- RAND's Paying for University Research Facilities and Administration by Charles A. Goldman, Traci Williams with David M. Adamson, Kathy Rosenblatt
- The Council on Governmental Relations' (COGR) The Politics of Indirect Costs by Robert M. Rosenzweig (Part I of "University Technology Transfer: Evolution and Revolutions")