As noted above, the federal government officially refers to indirect costs as agencies and administrative (M&A) costs, sometimes simply referred to as “overheads.” Entities and administrative costs (R&A) are costs that are not easily identifiable by individual projects or, in other words, “costs related to common or common objectives”. In other words, indirect costs cannot be attributed specifically to a single project. For example, it is difficult to know which part of the laboratory surface of an IP is used for a particular research project when several projects are carried out in the same laboratory. We know that the project benefits from the surface area of the laboratory, but it is not practical to accurately calculate the costs associated with these benefits. As a result, R&D costs for each project are estimated using a formula that compares all expenditures related to institutional projects with all institutional installation and management costs necessary to support all projects. These include categories such as library operations, incidental costs, depreciation of buildings and equipment, operating and maintenance costs, grant and contract management and accounting, as well as management overheads for central services. The R&A requested cannot exceed what would be allowed with the rates and exclusions negotiated by the university. So calculate the M&A both with the sponsor`s M&A rate and with our negotiated rate to make sure we don`t ask for excessive R&A. If the indirect costs are excessive, change the percentage applied to the CCT until you arrive at equal indirect costs, but no more or less than what would normally be required with our negotiated tariff. F&A is usually used on MTDC. This is called the F&A base. To help build a budget that includes different R&A rates, use our budget calculator. For more information on calculating R&D costs, see the research manual.
Cost-sharing is an obligation for the SIU to participate financially in the supported project. These obligations can take the form of efforts of people working on the project (work not paid by the sponsor), in cash or in kind (contributions of time, talent, resources). All contributions must be documented and applied directly to the project. Some sponsors will allow indirect cost waivers as part of the contribution. Third party cost participation is a contribution from external sources who wish to cooperate with SUU for the completion of the project. “Cost sharing or comparison means a portion of the project costs that is not paid for by federal funds (unless otherwise authorized by the Bundesstatue).” “Voluntary cost-sharing means a cost-sharing that is expressly promised on a voluntary basis in the proposal budget or in the federal price by the non-federal institution and becomes a mandatory requirement of the federal award. According to federal research, voluntary cost-sharing should not be expected. » Grant: a type of financial assistance granted for the implementation of research or other programs, as indicated in an approved proposal. Unlike a cooperation agreement, a grant is used whenever the contracting entity does not expect significant programmatic participation from the beneficiary during the implementation of the activities.
Scholarships are usually awarded by sponsors whose purpose is to support research of a scientific, cultural or philanthropic nature. This rate is used when the project takes place off campus for at least 90 consecutive days and one of the following criteria is met: During the preparation of the application, the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects assists the Project Investigator (PI) in determining the above definitions and the corresponding rates applicable to the project/program. . . .