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The rate is 67.7% of modified total direct costs regardless if activity type or project location. There are no exceptions to this rate.

Modified total direct costs shall exclude equipment, capital expenditures, charges for patient care, participant support costs, student 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.

Proposals to industry which involve federal flow-through funds should not use this rate. Instead to determine the correct rate visit what category does your project fall into.

ERA description of project activity: Please choose the type of activity and then the best description of the project from the list below it:


Research- individual and project (externally funded)


Scholarships and fellowships (research related)


​Instruction – general academic instruction


Scholarships and fellowships (not research related)


​ Public service – community service


Other non operating accounts