F&A and Fringe Benefit Rates - Consulting Rates

Please consult the appropriate program and funding opportunity guidelines for specific information. The following is intended to serve only as a guide in developing your proposal. Please also follow OMB Circular A-21 with regards to allowable costs.

National Science Foundation (NSF): Effective FY06, NSF has eliminated the limitation on consulting rates. Further information.

Office of Justice Programs (OJP): For those affiliated with educational institutions, the maximum daily rate is the 12 month salary/260. If this rate exceeds (or any consultant's rate exceeds) $450/day, prior agency approval is required. Further Information.

Department of Education, Rehabilitation Training Program: $513/day. Further Information.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): Tied to the Federal Executive Level IV Compensation Rate. Further Information.