The Trump administration has regularly proposed placing caps on reimbursements of facilities and administrative (F&A) costs on National Institutes of Health, Department of Agriculture, and other research agency grants in its annual budgets. These proposals have received support from Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and some members of Congress. NACUBO has been actively engaging in advocacy on this issue to educate these officials on the importance of F&A reimbursements to the life-saving research taking place on college and university campuses. The resources below are designed to help business officers explain the intricacies of F&A on their own campuses and to the general public.
- Excellence in Research: The Funding Model, F&A Reimbursement, and Why the System Works, Research paper prepared by the Council on Governmental Relations
- FAQs about the Indirect Costs of Federally Sponsored Research, prepared by the Association of American Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (March 2017)
- Infographic: Cost of Research
- Breaking Down the Cost of Federal Research, Association of American Universities (March 2017)
- Customizable F&A Messaging PowerPoint, Association of American Medical Colleges
- NACUBO Letter to OMB and HHS (June 14, 2017)
Facilities & Adminstrative Rate Short-Form Course
This 2.5-hour self-study course is a must-see for schools preparing the facilities and administrative rate short form. The first module offers an overview and guidance on the calculation; the second provides specific considerations and indirect cost pools. The final module takes an inside look into the F&A short-form calculation and proposal.
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