F&A Exception Database

Sponsor F & A Rate Policy Updated
International Myeloma FoundationIndirect costs (maximum of 10% of the total grant award, must not exceed $8000). Do not consider 10% of the total direct costs. To be clear: direct costs can total $72,000 & indirect costs can total $8,000.1/31/2017
American Chemical Society/Petroleum Research Fund0% - Overhead or administrative costs may not be charged to any grant.1/31/2017
Google Research0% - strict policy against supporting overhead or indirect costs through the Research Awards.1/31/2017
Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer FoundationIndirect costs cannot exceed 25% of total direct costs (including any indirect costs paid through subcontracts).1/31/2017
Partnership for CuresNo more than 10% of the budget allocated for overhead costs.1/31/2017
AAA Foundation for Traffic SafetyDoes not have a maximum indirect rate, but does take total cost into consideration.1/31/2017
American Association for Cancer ResearchAny indirect costs will be negotiated to a minimum, but in no event will there be permitted a charge of more than 10% of the budget.1/31/2017
American Council of Learned SocietiesIn contrast with institutional grants, institutions may not “charge” to ACLS fellowships costs of any kind, such as benefits, indirect costs, or overhead. This rule obtains even in cases where the fellowship stipend is routed through the institution.1/30/2017
Annie E. Casey Foundation (Casey Foundation)Cannot exceed 10% of the direct costs covered.1/31/2017
American Institute for Cancer ResearchInvestigator-Initiated Grants - 10%. Postdoctoral Assistance Grants - 0%.1/31/2017
Alzheimer's AssociationIndirect costs are capped at 10% (rent for laboratory/office space is expected to be covered by indirect costs paid to the institution).1/31/2017
American Heart AssociationNational Innovative Research Grant: Indirect not to exceed 10%. Fellowship = 0%. National Established Investigator Award: not to exceed 10%, Scientist Development Grant: Indirect = 10%. Beginning Grant-in-Aid: Indirect = 10% . National Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Award: does not allow indirect costs during the fellowship phase and at the faculty stage of award the indirect cost is 10%. Mentored Clinical and Population Research Award: Indirect = 10%. Please check sponsor website for specific information based on affiliate location on indirect rates for the specific programs.1/31/2017
American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR)Indirect costs may not be greater than 20% of direct costs.1/30/2017
American Philosophical Society0% - no grants awarded shall be subject to F&A Costs.1/30/2017
American Society for Mass Spectrometry0% - does not support overhead costs.1/30/2017
Lynde & Harry Bradley FoundationDoes not provide support for unspecified and undetailed overhead costs.1/30/2017
Burroughs Wellcome FundIndirect costs may not be charged against the awards.  Institutional overhead may not be charged against BWF grants.1/31/2017
American Cancer SocietyMost programs - 20% indirect. Mentored Research Scholar Grant - 8%1/31/2017
CareFaxLTC, Inc.0% - does not support F&A costs.1/31/2017
Carnegie Corporation of New YorkThe policy for indirect costs allows for an allocation of up to 15% of direct project costs.1/27/2017
Commonwealth Health Research Board0% - does not fund overhead costs.1/27/2017
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation0% - The award cannot be used for indirect costs or institutional overhead.1/27/2017
Doris Duke Charitable FoundationThe DDCF Medical Research Program generally caps indirect costs at 10% of the total of all direct costs, including equipment.1/27/2017
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., The0% - Charges associated with indirect costs or institutional overhead are not allowed. 1/31/2017
Fahs-Beck Fund for Research & ExperimentationUp to 10% of the total grant may be charged by the institution for administrative costs.1/31/2017
Ford FoundationNo formal F&A policy; however, the foundation gives the grantee autonomy over management of grant funds.1/31/2017
Gerontology Society of America0% - No indirect costs are allowed.1/31/2017
Goldman Philanthropic PartnershipsOverhead policy will need to be discussed and confirmed upon invitation to submit a proposal.1/31/2017
Huntington's Disease Society of America0% - Indirect costs are not allowed.1/31/2017
William and Flora Hewlett FoundationPrefers not to pay F&A costs at all and would like the funds it provides to go entirely to the direct costs of a project. When a grantee has no alternative, however, the foundation will allow not more than 10% of the total amount granted to go to F&A costs.1/31/2017
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation0%- does not supply funds for overhead costs of institutions, travel to professional meetings, self-education, elaborate fixed equipment, dissemination of research findings, or to repeat graduate degree research (except for salary for research assistants or funds awarded through the dissertation fellowship). The foundation will not consider applications for the support of meetings or conferences.1/27/2017
Hartford Foundation for Public GivingFor most project grants, such indirect costs will not be funded at more than 25% of the proposed project’s total cost. For capital grants, an appropriate portion of indirect costs will be considered on a case-by-case basis to reflect reasonable expenses associated with completing the proposed capital project.1/27/2017
Human Frontier Science Program OrganizationA maximum of 10% of the direct costs of the award, at each research institution, may be used for indirect costs.1/27/2017
Helen Hay Whitney Foundation0% - does not support overhead costs.1/27/2017
Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military MedicineFull F&A costs are allowed as negotiated depending upon primary funder.1/31/2017
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International Indirect costs are limited to 10% of direct costs. The grantee institution may request indirect costs less than 10%. 1/27/2017
V Foundation for Cancer Research, The Translational Grants allow indirect costs of up to 10% inclusive of the total amount of the award.1/31/2017
James S. McDonnell Foundation0% - does not pay indirect costs.1/31/2017
Ewing Marion Kauffman FoundationAll grant funds are required to be used for direct project/program expenses. No portion may be used for indirect expenses.1/31/2017
Leukemia & Lymphona SocietyUp to 20% OR $20,000 depending on program to which you are applying.1/31/2017
Charles A. & Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation0% - does not support overhead costs of organization.1/31/2017
Life Sciences Research Foundation0% - does not award an institutional allowance for overhead. 1/31/2017
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationUp to 15%1/31/2017
March of DimesIndirect costs are limited to 10% of the total direct costs.1/27/2017
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation0% - does not fund indirect costs.1/31/2017
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Indirect cost is 10% of the direct costs, except that indirect costs are not allowed in connection with funds requested or expended for: patient costs, or purchase modification, or installation of equipment.1/31/2017
Nestle Foundation0% - does not contribute to operating/overhead funds.1/31/2017
National Palliative Care Research CenterIndirect costs are allowed but may not exceed 10% of direct costs.1/31/2017
Pan American Health & Education Foundation Overhead policy will need to be discussed and confirmed upon submission of a proposal.1/31/2017
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS FoundationScholar Awards - 5%. Elizabeth Glaser Scientists Awards - not to exceed 20% of project cost.1/31/2017
Pew Charitable TrustsNot more than 8% of the total award may be allocated for overhead costs.1/31/2017
Pfizer, Inc.The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) - the maximum allowed overhead rate is 28%. Pfizer Medical Education Group - Institutional overhead and indirect costs can be included within the grant request. Varies with each program.1/31/2017
Prevent Cancer FoundationIndirect costs will not be covered. 1/25/2017
Public Welfare Foundation, The0% - does not fund overhead costs as part of project budget.2/16/2017
Russell Sage FoundationAllows up to a maximum of 15% overhead for indirect costs on project awards. The foundation does not allow indirect costs on any awards up to $35,000. Foundation budget guidelines prohibit indirect costs on subcontracts to external vendors, such as survey firms, nor do they allow indirect costs to be charged on subcontracts by both the fiscal agent and subcontract organization.1/25/2017
Robert Wood Johnson FoundationThe approved rate is 12% of all RWJF costs (personnel, other direct costs, and purchased services) associated with the project. However, if the purchased services category equals more than 33% of the total of personnel, other direct costs and purchased services, RWJF allows 12% indirect on personnel and other direct costs, and 4% on purchased services. State the amount requested from RWJF and the amounts being provided from other sources.1/31/2017
Side-Out Foundation0% - does not support indirect costs.2/16/2017
Alfred P. Sloan FoundationFor grant requests of $50,000 or less, no overhead costs are permitted. For grant requests larger than $50,000, overhead costs may not exceed 15% of direct project costs. If there is a “pass-through” or subcontract, there must not be double overhead. (The institution should not charge 15% on money subcontracted to another institution.) A recommended division of overhead where a subcontract is involved is 3% for the contracting institution and 12% for the institution that makes the final expenditure.1/31/2017
Spencer FoundationThe policy is to not pay indirect costs on any proposal requesting an award of $75,000 or less. For research grant proposals requesting over $75,000, the Foundation will pay indirect costs equaling up to 15% of the direct costs of the proposed project. If the proposal includes a subcontract, the subcontract budget itself may include the 15% indirect cost charges, but the subcontract total may not be included in the main budget when calculating the overall indirect cost charges for the project. The Foundation does not pay government-approved overhead rates on research grants. 1/25/2017
Smith Richardson FoundationLimits overhead charges to 10% of direct costs.1/31/2017
Social Science Research CouncilBudgets with very high overhead, equipment/material costs, or administrative expenses are less likely to be considered favorably by the Grants Selection Committee.1/31/2017
John Templeton FoundationWill cover overhead costs of up to 15% of the overall grant amount.1/31/2017
Thrasher Research FundWill participate in the payment of indirect costs up to an amount of 7% of the yearly grant budget excluding equipment allocations. When collaborating institutions receive a portion of a grant award, indirect cost payments will be shared proportionately, based on the division of the award amount.1/31/2017
Whitehall Foundation, Inc. Overhead or indirect expense is limited to no more than 25% of equipment and research supplies.1/31/2017
Wings for Life Indirect costs (overhead costs) are limited to 10% of direct costs (equipment, products, animals and animal care, fringe costs, etc.).1/31/2017
W.K. Kellogg FoundationPrefers to fund direct costs. But may also consider funding administrative and other general indirect expenses which are allocated to the grant, up to a maximum of 15% of the total grant budget, excluding the indirect costs amount. The inclusion of any indirect costs is at the discretion of the Program Officer.1/31/2017
Willliam T. Grant FoundationIndirect cost allowance, if applicable, cannot exceed 15% of total direct costs. 1/31/2017