Office of Sponsored Programs

Table of Indirect Cost Rates

University of Maine System
Composition of Facilities and Administration (F&A) Cost Rates

The funding of F&A Costs through a project is intended to reimburse the University for items that the University commits in support of a project, but which can not be easily assigned. For definitions of Indirect Cost categories, please click here.

On a multi-year basis, the University negotiates F&A Cost Rates with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These rates apply to all University research, training/educational, and public service activities conducted through externally funded projects.

The OSP will make a final determination as to which of our rates is proper for your project and, in accordance with sponsor requirements, what rate is recoverable.

The University has finished final negotiations of F&A Cost Rates. The detailed breakdown can be found through the University of Maine System.

To view the F&A Rates Policy please click here.

TYPE      ON-CAMPUS      OFF-CAMPUS
July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2016
RESEARCH   42.8%

 

26.0%

INSTRUCTION

  49.6%   26.0%
OTHER SPONSORED PROGRAMS   32.8%   26.0%
     
July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
RESEARCH   49.5%

 

26.0%

INSTRUCTION

  52.8%   26.0%
OTHER SPONSORED PROGRAMS   26.8%   16.7%
     
July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2010
RESEARCH   49.0%

 

26.0%

INSTRUCTION

 

52.8%

  26.0%
OTHER SPONSORED PROGRAMS   26.8%   16.7%
     
July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
RESEARCH   48.5%

 

26.0%

INSTRUCTION

 

52.8%

  26.0%
OTHER SPONSORED PROGRAMS   26.8%   16.7%
     
July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2007
RESEARCH   48.5%

 

26.0%

INSTRUCTION

 

53.0%

  26.0%
OTHER SPONSORED PROGRAMS   32.0%   26.0%
     
July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2005
RESEARCH   48.0%

 

26.0%

INSTRUCTION

 

53.0%

  26.0%
OTHER SPONSORED PROGRAMS   32.0%   26.0%

F&A Costs are applied to all direct costs other than: equipment items costing in excess of $5,000 each, the portion of major subcontracts in excess of $25,000, alterations and renovations, student tuition remission, scholarships, fellowships, and rental and maintenance of off-site activities.