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UB and Research Foundation Rates

Most budgets for sponsored funding require the inclusion of Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs associated with the direct cost of your project. Additionally, when budgeting for salaries, it is necessary to include the fringe benefits that are associated with each respective personnel appointment.

F&A rates used in our proposal process are established through a negotiated agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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To learn more about the fringe benefits breakdown, check the SUNY RF website.

Fringe Benefit Rates

Currently the Research Foundation has five categories for Fringe Benefit Rates as shown in the table below. Subsequent years will use the budgeted FY22 rates.

 

FY 2017

FY 2018

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

 

7/1/16-

6/30/17

7/1/17-

6/30/18

7/1/18-

6/30/19

7/1/19-

6/30/20

7/1/20-

6/30/21

7/1/21-

6/30/22

Research Foundation Employees

45.50%

40.00%

41.00%

41.00%

43.50%

43.50%

SUNY Summer-only Appointments

14.00%

14.00%

14.00%

14.00%

15.00%

15.00%

Graduate Students

14.00%

14.00%

14.00%

14.00%

17.50%

17.50%

SUNY Undergraduate Students

5.00%

5.00%

5.00%

5.00%

5.00%

5.00%

SUNY Employees (IFR)

54.61%

59.97%

60.75%

62.52%

64.29%

64.29%

41.00%

F&A or Indirect Cost Rates

Calculate Facilities and Administrative (F&A) or Indirect costs using the appropriate rates in the table below. For those rates that use a Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC) base, you multiply the rate by total costs minus the costs of the following:

  • Equipment
  • Tuition
  • Rental of off-campus facilities
  • Renovation of facilities
  • Patient care costs
  • Scholarships or fellowships
  • Subcontract amounts above the first $25,000 of each subcontract

For Clinical Trials, a Total Direct Cost Base will be used (no exclusions).

 Type of Progam: On-Campus Rate Off-Campus Rate
Research    
7/1/13-6/30/15 59.00%  MTDC See Table Below
7/1/15-6/30/20 59.50%  MTDC See Table Below
Clinical Trials    
7/1/12-6/30/20 26.00%  TDC 26.00%

Partial Off Campus Rates

Use the appropriate rates in the table below when your project is conducted partly on- and partly off-campus. Off-campus means that you use an off-campus site for at least 90 consecutive days AND that you expend 20 percent or more of the project's salaries and wages off-campus. Calculate the off-campus portion by dividing the salaries and wages paid off-campus by total salaries and wages.

Salaries Off-Campus(%)

F&A Rate

(7/1/13-6/30/15)

F&A Rate

(7/1/15-6/30/20)

100 26% 26%
95 28% 28.5%
90 30% 30.5%
85 32% 32.5%
80 34% 34.5%
75 36% 36.5%
70 38% 38.5%
65 40% 40.5%
60 42% 42.5%
55 44% 44.5%
50 46% 46.5%
45 48% 48.5%
40 50% 50.5%
35 52% 52.5%
30 54% 54.5%
25 56.5% 57%
20 59% 59.5%