Ohio University recovers indirect costs (formerly known as Facilities & Administration costs) through the expenditure of funds in restricted accounts which support external research and creative activity. Proposals for such funding must budget the appropriate indirect cost rate, if these costs are allowed by the sponsor. In limited instances, an Institutional waiver of indirect costs may be requested from the Vice President for Research, Dr. Joseph Shields.
The current Indirect Cost Rate Agreement was negotiated with the Department of Health and Human Services on September 18, 2015. The following rates remain in effect until June 30, 2017:
Research: 50.5% (effective July 1, 2015)
Other Sponsored Activity: 39.0%
**Note: To determine whether a project qualifies for the off-campus rate, please refer to the off campus guidlines.
Facilities and Administrative cost rates are applied to a modified total direct cost (MTDC) base. The rates are applicable to all direct costs with the exception of the following:
For questions regarding Ohio University's negotiated indirect cost rate, please contact your sponsored program manager.
Rates: Fringe Benefits Standard Benefit Rates (Download on the linked page)