RSP Notice 2011-1

THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
RESEARCH AND SPONSORED PROGRAMS
NOTICE 2011-1
January 14, 2011

TO: Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, and Department Administrators (for distribution to all Faculty)
FROM: Kim Moreland, Associate Vice Chancellor
SUBJECT:  Facilities and Administrative Rates for July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2013

New F&A rates have now been formally established for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The rates for the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2013 are as follows:

7/1/10 through 6/30/2011:
On-campus Research           49.5%
On-campus Instruction         50.0%
On-campus Public Service   36.0%
Off-campus All Programs     26.0%

7/1/2011 through 6/30/2013:
On-campus Research           50.5%
On-campus Instruction         50.0%
On-campus Public Service   36.0%
Off-campus All Programs     26.0%

These rates were audited by the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Cost Allocation.

When preparing extramural budgets, please remember that under Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC) the applicable F&A rate is applied against all budget items except equipment, capital alterations and renovations, subagreement costs in excess of $25,000 per agreement, equipment and space rental costs, scholarships and fellowships, tuition remission, and patient care costs.

The University will be applying the new rates under the same principles as have been traditionally used.  Due to the number of active programs and pending applications that include previously negotiated F&A rates, a transition from the old to the new rates will be administered as follows:

Your consistent use of the appropriate F&A rate will be appreciated.  See the RSP web site at http://www.rsp.wisc.edu/rates/ for more information concerning F&A policy and rate information by sponsoring agency.

Questions concerning F&A rates on proposals and awards should be directed to your College/School Research Administrator or your Pre-Award Grant and Contract Specialist in Research and Sponsored Programs.  Questions concerning active projects should be directed to your College/School Research Administrator or the appropriate Post-Award Accountant in Research and Sponsored Programs.


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