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Division of Research
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Tallahassee, FL 32307
 
 

F & A Rates/Fringe Benefits


Rate Sheet (revised as of 8/27/2014)

Facilities and Administrative Costs (Formerly Indirect Costs)

Rate Base*

Rate

Location

Applicable To

MTDC

39%

On Campus

Research Agriculture

#TDC

26%

Off-Campus

Research Agriculture

MTDC

48%

On-Campus

Organized Research

#TDC

26%

Off-Campus

Organized Research

MTDC

42%

On-Campus

Other Sponsored Activities

#TDC  26% Off-CampusOther Sponsored Activities

MTDC

56%

On-Campus

Instruction

#TDC

26%

Off-Campus

Instruction

TDC

varies

On/Off -Campus

State of Florida

*Explanation of Rate Base: The base is modified total direct costs (MTDC). MTDC is defined as total direct costs excluding equipment ($5,000 or more), capital expenditures, charges for patient care and tuition remission, rental costs of off-site facilities, scholarships and fellowships, as well as the portion of each subgrant and
subcontract in excess of $25,000.

For contracts with State of Florida agencies (not including other SUS Universities), use agency specified rate @ TDC (unless otherwise specified). 

The off-campus rate will apply where more than 50% of the project as a whole will be conducted in facilities not owned by FAMU.

Fringe Benefit Rates

Salaried Employees under the Florida State Retirement System (FRS) and the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP)

Faculty – 35%
A&P Positions - 31%
USPS Positions - 43%
USPS (Campus Security) - 44%
Executive Positions - 26%

Other Personnel Services (OPS)-Faculty/A&P/USPS (.75 FTE or greater)32.66%
Other Personnel Services (OPS)-Faculty/A&P/USPS (less than .75 FTE)8.25%

Graduate Students (less than .25 FTE)
Graduate Students (.25 FTE or greater) $185/month or $2,220 annually

8.25%
8.25% $2,220/year

Undergraduate Students

0.6%

ATTENTION RESEARCHERS:
Please use the Legal Name of Institution when preparing proposals.

Legal Name of Institution:
Florida A&M University (FAMU), acting for and on behalf of the FAMU Board of Trustees

For University organizational codes (DUNS#, FEID, Florida Sales Tax Exemption#), please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at (850) 599-3531.