Facilities & Administration (F&A) and Fringe Rates

While in some instances it may be appropriate for investigators to have preliminary budgetary conversations with corporations and foundations, such conversations should only focus on direct costs necessary for conducting the project. Applicable F&A costs must be added to the budget approved for submission to the sponsor. Questions from the sponsors regarding the University F&A rates must be directed to Central Pre-Award office.

F&A on non-federal awards should be based on Total Direct Costs (TDC) unless otherwise specified by the sponsor. If the sponsor requires the use of an indirect cost rate that is less than the applicable Tufts rate or if the sponsor prohibits indirect costs, an effort should be made to recover the full cost of the proposed activity by direct allocation of administrative costs.

 

DHHS Agreement Date: 12/16/2022

Fringe Benefit Rates

 

Facilities & Administration Costs (ICR) 7/1/16 until amended

Health Sciences Campus

Research Effective Period Modified Total Direct Costs
On Campus Research 7/1/15 – until amended 65.0%
Off Campus Research 7/1/15 – until amended 26.0%
On Campus Other 7/1/15 – until amended 37.0%
Off Campus Other 7/1/15 – until amended 26.0%
Instruction on Campus 7/1/15 – until amended 64.0%

Medford/Somerville Campus

Research Effective Period Modified Total Direct Costs
On Campus Research 7/1/15 – 6/30/22 56.0%
On Campus Research 7/1/22 – 6/30/24 57.0%
On Campus Research 7/1/24 – until amended 58.0%
Off Campus Research 7/1/15 – until amended 26.0%
On Campus Other 7/1/15 – until amended 37.0%

Related Policies & Guides

Current Rate Agreement
PDF
F&A Overview (PPT)
PPT
Application of Off-campus and On-Campus F&A Rates
PDF
Facilities & Administrative (F&A) Costs on Sponsored Awards: Recovery and Distribution
PDF