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OSP|Nonfederal Reduced Indirect Cost Funder Index

Acknowledged Reduced F&A Rate List

Pursuant to the AU policy, Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Cost on Sponsored Projects, the following index is provided for the streamlining of the F&A rate exception request. Should the sponsor to which you plan to submit not appear below please download a waiver form for attachment to the routing package for approval.

Those funders represented by links have published policies. Those not represented as links have documentation on file with OSP.

 

**Sponsor rates and policies are subject to change. Please check with the sponsor for the most current information. 

Academy of Exchanges and Judicial Studies

12%

Must be inclusive of: equipment, office space, utilities, support staff, audiovisual, and related charges.

ASAE Foundation

0%

 

Aetna Foundation

15%

Support up to 15% of indirect costs as described in budget section of FAQs

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Project Dependent

Research projects where the total funds requested from the Sloan Foundation exceed $125,000: Overhead costs may not exceed 15% of direct project costs.

Research projects where the total funds requested from the Sloan Foundation do not exceed $50,000 or less, no overhead costs are permitted.

For grant requests larger than $50,000, overhead costs may not exceed 15% of direct project costs.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

0%

 

Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

0%

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations do not fund indirect costs.

Bernstein Family Foundation

0%

 

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Up to 10%

 

Brady Education Foundation

10%

The Foundation caps indirect costs for both primary institutions and subcontracts at 10% of the direct costs of the project. Primary institution may NOT charge additional indirect on subcontract funds.

Carnegie Corporation of New York

15%

The foundation’s policy for indirect costs allows for an allocation of up to 15% of direct project costs. This allocation should be reflected as a separate line item as indicated in the Budget Template.

Centre for International Governance Innovation

10%

 

Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation

0%

Funding is not available for university administrative costs including overhead or endowments.

Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation

0%

 

Feeding America

10%

Feeding America pays 10% up to $150,000

Fetzer Institute

10%

The 10% rate should be calculated based on direct project costs in the budget.

Fledgling Fund

0%

 

Ford Foundation

20%

As of January 1, 2016 Ford Foundations allows a 20% indirect cost recovery.

Fulbright Commission of Argentina

0%

 

Humanities DC

0%

 

International OCD Foundation

0%

Overhead and indirect costs are not awarded.

Independent Television Service

0%

 

Joseph Drown Foundation

0%

 

Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc.

4.21%

 

Knight Foundation

0%

Policy is not to pay general percentages for indirect costs

Mann-Paller Foundation

10%

10% of Total Direct Cost

Mercator Foundation

0%

Mercator does not support non-project related institution personnel and administration costs

National Endowment for Financial Education

0%

NEFE will NOT funds for: An organization’s operating and administrative expenses. This includes general as well as program costs even if the costs are associated with an organization’s delivery of a financial literacy program for current or prospective constituents - See more at: http://www.nefe.org/what-we-provide/research-funding/grant-guidelines.aspx#sthash.vgIcwCLy.dpuf

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

10%

Programs and Other Awards (.pdf).The grantee institution, through the officer signing the application, may add an amount for indirect costs up to 10% of the sum requested by the principal investigator except that indirect costs are not allowed in connection with funds requested or expended for: (a) patient costs, or (b) purchase, modification or installation of equipment. Indirect costs will not be provided for grants awarded to institutions outside the United States.

Odyssey Networks

0%

 

Open Philanthropy Project

10%

The Open Philanthropy Project maintains a policy that limits indirect costs (‘overhead’) as follows:
For universities and community colleges: maximum 10% of the grant amount.
Open Philanthropy defines indirect costs as expenses related to the general operations and administration of an organization, which are not directly allocated to or identified with a specific project.

Open Society Foundations

Project Dependent

Open Society Foundation program rates vary from 8% to AU's full rate. In all cases the maximum allowable rate should be used. In the absence of a stated rate AU's full rate should be used.

Open Society Foundations - Human Rights Initiative

11%

All participant travel costs and consultant, or subcontract costs in excess of $25,000 are to be excluded from IDC calculation.

Park Foundation

0%

 

Prince Charitable Trust

0%

 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

12%

The Foundation's approved rate is 12 percent of all RWJF costs (Personnel, Other Direct Costs, and Purchased Services) associated with the project. However, if the Purchased Services category equals more than 33 percent of the total of Personnel, Other Direct Costs and Purchased Services, RWJF allows 12 percent indirect on Personnel and Other Direct Costs, and 4 percent on Purchased Services.

Russell Sage Foundation

Budget Dependent

Russell Sage allows up to a maximum of 15% overhead for indirect costs on Project Awards (above $35,000). The Foundation does not allow indirect costs on awards up to $35,000.

Solutions Journalism Network

0%

Policy on file with OSP

 Spencer Foundation

 Budget Dependent

 For research grant proposals requesting over $75,000, the Foundation will pay indirect costs equaling up to 15% of the direct costs of the proposed project. The Foundation does not pay government-approved overhead rates on research grants.

The Christopher Reynolds Foundation

Project Dependent

The Christopher Reynolds Foundation, Inc., as a rule, does not support overhead costs associated with projects and programs receiving financial assistance/grants. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis.

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation

0%

The foundation will not fund overhead or indirect costs of projects.

The Fund for Investigative Journalism

0%

 

The Giles W. and Elise G. Mead foundation

0%

 

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

0%

In guidelines located at bottom of page. See link.The foundation does not supply funds for overhead costs of institutions, travel to professional meetings, self-education, elaborate fixed equipment, dissemination of research findings, or—to repeat—graduate-degree research (except for salary for research assistants or funds awarded through our Dissertation Fellowship, described later).

The Henry Luce Foundation

Project Dependent

With regard to indirect costs, the Foundation allows each of its programs to determine the appropriate rate on a case-by-case basis depending on the nature of the project and the amount being requested. As a general rule, we prefer to fund only direct project costs.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Up to 15%

The Foundation will consider paying for these indirect costs up to a maximum of 15 percent of direct project or activity costs.

The Klarman Foundation

10%

 

The Spencer Foundation

Budget Dependent

0% on proposal < $75,000-15% on Proposal > $75,000

The William T. Grant Foundation

15%

May not exceed 15% of total direct costs

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

10%

The Foundation allows up to 10% of the grant for indirect costs to be included in the total amount requested in the budget.Note, fees and other costs paid directly from the grant to consultants must be excluded from the indirect fee calculation.

Univsion

0%

 

US Institute of Peace

10%

See Guidance at the bottom of page 12 of the linked PDF

Voices for a Sustainable Future

0%

 

Wildlife Management Institute

15%