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Indirect Cost Rates and Fringe Benefits Rates

Appendix C:

Facilities and Administration Rates (F&A) and Fringe Benefit Rates

Federal Sponsors

All federally funded proposals should be submitted with the below rates. All rates are based on MTDC.  Note that the first $25,000 of each subcontract, per project period, is included in the Facilities & Administration cost base.  (Amounts over $25,000 of each subcontract are excluded from the base.)

Commercial Sponsors

For commercially sponsored research, use the commercial rate applied to a Total Direct Cost base.  For clinical trials, use the off-campus research rate if the space cost is supported by clinical billing.  For animal or lab based studies, use the on-campus research rate.

Other Sponsors

For other sponsors, use the federal rate or the sponsor's maximum rate if stated in their policies.  If the sponsor's rates are less than the federal rate, include space and administrative costs in the direct cost budget if allowed.

Federal Sponsored Research

07/01/11-6/30/16

07/01/16-06/30/17

07/01/17-6/30/1807/01/18-6/30/19

On-Campus

62.0%

63.0%

63.50%63.75%

Off-Campus

26.0%

26.0%

26.0%26.0%

    

    
Commercial Sponsored Research  
 
7/01/11-6/30/15

7/1/16-6/30/17

  

On-Campus

72.0%

72.0%

  

Off-Campus

34.0%

34.0%

  
     

Instruction

07/01/11-6/30/15

07/01/15-06/30/19
 

  

On-Campus

50.0%

50.0%

  

Off-Campus

26.0%

26.0%

  
     

Other sponsored activities*

07/01/11-06/30/16

7/01/16-6/30/17

07/01/17-6/30/1907/01/19
Until Amended

On-Campus

36.0%

28.0%

29.5%29.5%

Off-Campus

21.0%

16.0%

17.0%17.0%
* i.e., health services projects and community service programs  

Please use the following estimated fringe benefits rates for grant and contract budget submissions:
 

FRINGE BENEFITSFY '15FY '16FY '17
Regular Staff:34.5%

34%

34%
Temporary, Limited, and Casual:8%8%8%
Post Graduate Felows (Wages):19.3%19.3%19.3%
Post Graduate Fellows (Stipends):11%11%11%


The above listed estimated fringe benefit rates, provided by the Controller's office, should be used for future year budgeting until the actual rates have been approved in a revised federal rate agreement.

The date of our latest Negotiation Agreement is June 1, 2016. A copy of the agreement letter is posted on Controller’s office website at http://finance.jhu.edu/depts/cost/ra/2016-2019_FA_and_2017_Fringe_Benefit_Rate_Agreement.pdf

The indirect cost and fringe benefit rates listed above will continue until a new rate agreement is issued by UHS.  For additional information see attached memo.   Memo FY 2015 Change to the Post Doctoral Fellows Fringe Benefit Rates
updated 6/30/2015