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Guidelines for Indirect Costs


Facilities and Administrative Costs

Rates are negotiated every three years with the federal government and are based on legitimate costs of utilities, facilities, and administration not charged on a pro rata basis in grants. The rate applies to all federal grants and contracts and is used as a guideline in determining indirect costs for other granting agencies. Unless specifically prohibited by an agency, indirect costs must be included in all proposal budgets.

Colgate's Current Facilities and Administration (F&A) Rate

65% of salaries (not including fringe benefits) of all personnel except students employed during the academic year. Summer salary for students is included.

If more than 50% of the project is to take place off-campus, with rent directly allocated to the project, use the off-campus rate: 29.2% of salaries (not including fringe benefits) of all personnel except students employed during the academic year.