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Clinical research F&A rates

The clinical research rates below are for federal, federal flow through, governmental, and nonprofit entities:

Fiscal year 2018 (FY18) organized research = 56.0% modified total direct costs

Fiscal year 2019 (FY19) organized research = 56.5% MTDC

Fiscal year 2020 (FY20) organized research = 57.6% MTDC

For projects funded by industry, the rate is 67.7% MTDC.

Modified total direct costs: F&A is applied to all of the direct costs minus the following: equipment with a unit cost greater than or equal to $5,000, tuition/fees, participant support, in/out patient care costs, rental of outside facilities, amounts over the first $25,000 of each subcontract, and alterations/renovations. Alterations/Renovations are defined as having a cost of $15,000 or more per alteration or renovation. Costs of less than $15,000 are considered a miscellaneous expense. 

ERA Description of Project Activity: Please choose the following description of the project’s activity:

Research – Individual and Project (Externally Funded)