Help – Indirect (or Facilities and Administrative) Costs
Exceptional Sponsor Indirect Cost (F&A) Arrangements
ECU’s applicable federally-negotiated indirect cost (F&A) rate should be applied to every federally sponsored project unless the sponsor (or, in the case of pass-through funds, the originating federal agency) has a statutorily imposed or published cap on indirect cost reimbursement. ECU applies its federal rates to other sponsored projects unless the sponsor imposes a published cap, the institution has negotiated a sponsor-specific exception, or an internal indirect cost waiver request is approved. Indirect cost waivers for federally sponsored projects and for projects funded by for-profit entities are rarely approved and then only in very unusual circumstances.
Internally Approved Indirect Cost (F&A) Rates
Additionally, ECU has approved reduced indirect cost rates for projects conducted by several ECU centers/programs that meet requirements specified in internal MOUs. Providing the nature of the project meets requirements in the applicable MOU, the following rates are approved for the following ECU centers and programs.