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Facilities and Administration Overhead Rates

The following rates have been negotiated with the Department of Health and Human Services for Facilities and Administration (F&A). F&A rates are predetermined and cover the period from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2020.

F&A Rates

Health Sciences

Boston and Grafton campuses which include the following: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, School of Medicine, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (excluding the Feinstein Famine Center).

F&A Rates FY2016/2020
Research On Campus 65.0%
Other Sponsored On Campus 37.0%
Independent Operations (HNRCA) 10.0%
Instruction 64.0%
All Off Campus 26.0%

Medford/Somerville Campus

Includes College of Liberal Arts and Jackson College, School of Engineering, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Engineering, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service  and the Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy's Famine Center, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

F&A Rates FY2016/2020
Research On Campus 56.0%
Other Sponsored On Campus 37.0%
Instruction 60.0%
All Off Campus 26.0%

Fringe Benefit Rates effective for FY 2019

F&A Rates FY2019
Restricted Full Time 29.30%
Mandated 7.80%
Post Doc 17.00%
Faculty Summer Supplement 16.40%

To be in compliance with the University's capitalization policy and the rate agreement, it is important that all capital equipment on grant and contract applications and awards be budgeted at the $5,000 level.

If you have any questions regarding the F&A rates please call Lisa Halpert, 617-627-3719 or e-mail