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F&A stands for Facilities and Administrative costs, also called indirect costs or overhead. F&A costs are those costs that are not directly related to a specific sponsored project and are incurred for common or joint objectives. Examples of facilities and administrative costs include: utilities; building maintenance and operations; security; insurance; general purpose supplies and equipment; and central administrative staff expenses.
To better understand F&A, the following resources may be helpful: