Facilities & Administrative Cost Rates

Boston University’s Facilities & Administrative (F&A) cost rates are negotiated with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The following rates should be reflected on all future grant and contract proposals for the dates specified:

Facilities & Administrative Costs 

July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010

Research Instruction/Training Other
On Campus 62.5% 56.0% 49.0%
Off Campus 26.0% 26.0% 26.0%
Facilities & Administrative Costs 

July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011

Research Instruction/Training Other
On Campus 62.5% 52.6% 36.3%
Off Campus 26.0% 26.0% 26.0%
Facilities & Administrative Costs 

July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012

Research Instruction/Training Other
On Campus 63.5% 52.6% 36.3%
Off Campus 26.0% 26.0% 26.0%
Facilities & Administrative Costs 

July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2014

Research Instruction/Training Other
On Campus 63.7% 52.6% 36.3%
Off Campus 26.0% 26.0% 26.0%

The above rates will be applied on a modified total direct cost (MTDC) basis. MTDC is defined as total direct costs less the following expenses:

  • Room and/or Board allowance
  • Patient services
  • All movable capital equipment costing $5,000 or more
  • Subcontract costs exceeding $25,000 on each subcontract
  • Student Aid
  • External rent
  • Alteration and renovation costs

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the rates on proposal budgets, contact Sponsored Programs on the Charles River Campus at 617-353-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu. At the Medical Campus, please call 617-638-4600.