Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Rates are the mechanisms used to reimburse the University for the infrastructure support costs, i.e. F&A costs, associated with sponsored research and other sponsored agreements. F&A rates are essentially overhead rates, calculated as a percentage of the direct costs of sponsored projects. These are actual costs to the university and directly support sponsored projects being performed by the University of Miami. Sometimes F&A rates are referred to as indirect cost rates.

For all activities performed in facilities not owned by the institution and to which rent is directly allocated to the project(s) the off campus rate applies. If more than 50% of a project is performed off-campus, the off-campus rate will apply to the entire project. You must identify whether the project is: Research, Instruction, or Other Sponsored Activity and choose the rate for the associated campus. Our F & A Rate Agreement contains the negotiated rate, which is summarized below.

Facilities & Administrative (F&A) Costs

  Current Rate Negotiated Rate 2013 Negotiated Rate 2014 Negotiated Rate 2015
         
RESEARCH                  
Medical Campus

53.5

53.0

53.5

53.5

Coral Gables

50.5

48.5

50.5

50.5

RSMAS

55.0

50.0

55.0

57.0

INSTRUCTION
All Campuses

50.0

50.0

50.0

50.0

OTHER SPONSORED ACTIVITIES
All Campuses

36.0

36.0

36.0

36.0

OFF - CAMPUS
All Campuses

26.0

26.0

26.0

26.0

Note: facilities & administrative (F & A) costs were formerly known as indirect costs.