Understanding Indirect Costs

Indirect costs are a topic of discussion on campus and across the country. These costs are also known as Facilities and Administrative Costs (F&A) to reflect the broad categories that make up indirect costs. There is often some misunderstanding about what indirect costs are, how they are calculated, and how they are used. The Association of American Universities and other organizations have created three short and helpful documents that address some common issues: Federal Government-University Partnership and Costs of Conducting Research, Costs of Federally Sponsored Research, and Frequently Asked Questions about F&A Costs. Also see the COGR document on Comparing Foundations to Federal Research Support. Please contact RSP for other questions.

Award Lifecycle

Find internal/external resources and links to funding opportunities for supporting your research.
Proposal Preparation
Software, tools, and information on getting your proposal routed and submitted correctly and on time.
Once the award is accepted, this will guide you through the process to get your award set up.
Award Management
Monitor expenditures, sub-agreements, award modifications, invoicing, and financial reporting.
Ensures all appropriate expenditures have been applied and results in the closing of the account.

UW-Madison Research News

OVCRGE welcomes Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: 10/17/2016
Formally recognizing the need to more closely align research administration with research infrastructure at UW–Madison, the Faculty Senate at its Sept. 26 meeting voted in favor of moving Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE).

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Tax ID: 396006492
DUNS: 161202122
Cage/NCAGE Code: 09FZ2
Cong. District: WI-002
Cognizant Federal Agency: Dept. of Health and Human Services
F&A Rate: 53%

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