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Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Rates

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 Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. 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.

Research Grants and Contracts, and Federally Funded Clinical Trials

  • On Campus Rate 45%
  • Off Campus Rate 26%
  • DHHS F&A Rate Agreement Date: 08/10/2022

Instruction & Training Sponsored Programs

  • On Campus 35%
  • Off Campus 26%

Public Service and Other Sponsored Programs

  • On Campus 33%
  • Off Campus 26%

Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials

  • On Campus 25%
  • Off Campus 25%

Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials F&A 

Fee-For-Service Agreements

  • On Campus 26%
  • Off Campus 26%

Fee for Service