University Of Arizona Indirect Cost Rate Agreement

AsU`s policy is to request and recover, as far as possible, the full cost of research and development. AsU will apply the corresponding research and development to all proposals, unless the main sponsor prohibits or has a published directive limiting the ASU rate, as the principal or subtitled applicant, meets the tariff limit. AsU suppliers also meet the tariff limit. If the funds come from Confederation and go through non-profit or non-federal naders, the federal program rates prevail. The university`s policy is to require Federally approved NAU rates, unless the proponent has set another written rate (documentation is required). Exceptions (renouncement or reduction of research and development) are VERY RARE and must be approved in writing by presidents, deans/directors and vice-presidents of research. Applications must be submitted at least two weeks before the application deadline expires. Universities have a limited number of sources of funding. The main sources of funding for research universities conducting their research and teaching missions are studies, research grants and contracts, philanthropy, foundation income and, in the case of public institutions, public funds. If universities are unable to recover all of the eligible costs of research, they must rely on other sources of primary funding to make up for the difference.

A cap on research and development costs could result: historically, most foundations view their fellowships as support for an activity or as a researcher currently doing research in a field of science within the Foundation`s mission and thus complement existing support from the researcher or university to other sources. Until recently, the funds provided by the foundations were relatively small compared to what the federal authorities, for example, provide. This is still the case for many foundations, although new foundations, such as the Gates Foundations, have provided much larger grants with specific objectives and expectations. While these large organizations recognize the reality and necessity of the cost of research and development, they still pay only 10% or 20%. As a result, most universities decide to accept such scholarships, knowing that the university (not the federal government) will subsidize research conducted under these awards and may end with a slightly lower rate of research and development in their next collective bargaining. This is one of the main ways universities use their own resources to support research. Full cost coverage is needed to support the university`s physical and administrative capacity to conduct research. If indirect costs are not fully recovered, the maintenance of the university`s research capacity and infrastructure will be threatened. All sponsored agreements are expected to bear the costs of sponsored projects. The A-Campus rate applies to projects in institutions that are not owned, leased or operated by the university. If the project is carried out on a rental area and the rental fee is charged directly to the project, the A-Campus rate must be used.

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