Ohio University

Research Incentive Distribution Methods

Ohio University distributes 100% of all recovered indirect costs to the participating and supporting units, including the college/school, department, investigator, center/institute, and Vice President for Research (VPR) investment fund. Investigators with funded projects that include indirect costs in the budget are eligible to receive Research Incentive (RI) distribution. RI funds are distributed to an account managed directly by the named account holder and are subject to the policies and procedures that govern expenditures in the University financial management system.

The use of RI funds is restricted to the enhancement of activities related to the funded project and/or to assist in the development of new projects. Funds may be used for, but are not limited to, the costs of writing new proposals, travel associated with the development of proposals for external funding, pilot studies for new projects, equipment, student support, and professional development. Funds unspent at the end of the fiscal year are appropriated and made available in the subsequent fiscal year to eligible recipients.

Use the department method when a proposal is submitted through a department(s) or school(s).

Use the center/institute method when a proposal is submitted through an Ohio University Board of Trustees approved Center or Institute.

Modification of the below methods may occur if approved by the Assistant Vice President for Research or the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity. The approved reduction agreement will be reflected in the distribution formula presented in the electronic award letter notification.

STANDARD DISTRIBUTION

Sample distribution based on $10,000 indirect cost recovery

 

Department 
Method

Distribution

Center/Institute 
Method

Distribution

College

57%

$5,700

31%

$3,100

Department

7%

$700

7%

$700

Investigator(s)

18%

$1,800

14%

$1,400

VPR Investment Fund

18%

$1,800

18%

$1,800

Center/Institute

0%

0

30%

$3,000

Total

100%

$10,000

100%

$10,000

MULTIPLE COLLEGES/INVESTIGATORS

Allocation based on individual percent of responsibility on proposal transmittal

Responsible Individuals

Percent

College

Department

Principal Investigator

50%

Arts & Sciences

Biology

Co-Principal Investigator

10%

Arts & Sciences

Chemistry

Investigator 1

10%

Engineering

Mechanical

Investigator 2

10%

Medicine

Biomedical

Investigator 3

20%

Engineering

Industrial

Total

100%

   

Sample distribution based on $10,000 indirect cost recovery


Arts & Sciences
60%

$6,000

Department
Method

Distribution

Center/Institute
Method

Distribution

College

57%

$3,420

31%

$1,860

Department - Biology

6%

$360

6%

$360

Department - Chemistry

1%

$60

1%

$60

Principal Investigator

15%

$900

12%

$720

Co-Principal Investigator

3%

$180

2%

$120

VPR Investment Fund

18%

$1,080

18%

$1,080

Center/Institute

0%

0

30%

$1,800

Total

100%

$6,000

100%

$6,000


Engineering
30%

$3,000

Department
Method

Distribution

Center/Institute
Method

Distribution

College

57%

$1,710

31%

$930

Department - Mechanical

2%

$60

2%

$60

Department - Industrial

5%

$150

5%

$150

Investigator 1

6%

$180

5%

$150

Investigator 3

12%

$360

9%

$270

VPR Investment Fund

18%

$540

18%

$540

Center/Institute

0%

0

30%

$900

Total

100%

$3,000

100%

$3,000


Medicine
10%

$1,000

Department
Method

Distribution

Center/Institute
Method

Distribution

College

57%

$570

31%

$310

Department - Biomedical

7%

$70

7%

$70

Investigator 2

18%

$180

14%

$140

VPR Investment Fund

18%

$180

18%

$180

Center/Institute

0%

0

30%

$300

Total

100%

$1,000

100%

$1,000

For additional information regarding the distribution of recovered indirect costs, please contact ORSP@ohio.edu or call 740-597-ORSP (6777).