|Sponsor||F & A Rate Policy||Updated|
|Carnegie Corporation of New York||The policy for indirect costs allows for an allocation of up to 15% of direct project costs.||2/18/2022|
|Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation||0% - The award cannot be used for indirect costs or institutional overhead.||2/18/2022|
|Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International||Any institution of higher education, nonprofit organization or state or local government that has never received a negotiated indirect cost rate, except for those non-federal entities described in 2 CFR Part 200, Appendix VII, Section D(1) (b) and 45 CFR Part 75 Appendix VII may elect to charge a de minimis rate of 10% of modified total direct costs which may be used indefinitely. No documentation is required to justify the 10% de minimis indirect cost rate||2/18/2022|
|Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation||0%- 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.||2/18/2022|
|Helen Hay Whitney Foundation||0% - does not support overhead costs.||3/12/2018|
|International Myeloma Foundation||Junior grant|
Total grant may total up to $50,000. Indirect costs may not be more than 10% of total award (i.e. $5,000) Direct costs may total $45,000.
Total grant may total up to $80,000. Indirect costs may not be more than 10% of total award (i.e. $8,000). Direct costs may total $72,000.
|American Chemical Society/Petroleum Research Fund||0% - Overhead or administrative costs may not be charged to any grant.||3/12/2018|
|Google Research||0% - strict policy against supporting overhead or indirect costs through the Research Awards.||3/12/2018|
|Virginia Transportation Research Council||Eligible Direct: Maximum fee for all dollar amounts is 26% of Eligible Direct Costs|
(Excluding Equipment & Tuition)
|Willliam T. Grant Foundation||Indirect cost allowance, if applicable, cannot exceed 15% of total direct costs.||3/12/2018|
|Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation||Indirect costs cannot exceed 25% of total direct costs (including any indirect costs paid through subcontracts).||1/31/2017|
|Partnership for Cures||No more than 10% of the budget allocated for overhead costs.||1/31/2017|
|AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety||Does not have a maximum indirect rate, but does take total cost into consideration.||1/31/2017|
|American Association for Cancer Research||Any indirect costs charged by the institutions will correspond with what is typically negotiated for industry support at each Institution but will not exceed 25 percent of the total budget.||3/12/2018|
|American Council of Learned Societies||In 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.||3/12/2018|
|Annie E. Casey Foundation (Casey Foundation)||Cannot exceed 10% of the direct costs covered.||1/31/2017|
|American Institute for Cancer Research||Investigator-Initiated Grants - 10%. Postdoctoral Assistance Grants - 0%.||1/31/2017|
|Alzheimer's Association||Indirect costs are capped at 10% (rent for laboratory/office space is expected to be covered by indirect costs paid to the institution).||3/12/2018|
|American Heart Association||National 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 are allowed at a maximum rate of 20% of direct costs excluding subawards to support discrete component project(s) under the direction of co-investigators at other institutions. However, such subcontracts may include indirect costs at maximum rate of 20% of direct costs to be paid to the subawardee. The maximum indirect rates for Mathilde Krim fellowships grants are 10% for phase I and 15% for phase II.||3/12/2018|
|American Philosophical Society||0% - no grants awarded shall be subject to F&A Costs.||3/12/2018|
|American Society for Mass Spectrometry||0% - does not support overhead costs.||1/30/2017|
|Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation||Does not provide support for unspecified and undetailed overhead costs.||3/12/2018|
|American Cancer Society||Research Scholar Grants|
The maximum award is for four years and for up to $165,000 per year (direct costs), plus 20% allowable indirect costs.
Mentored Research Scholar Grants
Awards are for up to five years and for up to $135,000 per year (direct costs), plus 8% allowable indirect costs.
Clinical Scientist Development Grant
Awards range from three to five years and for up to $135,000 per year (direct costs), plus 8% allowable indirect costs.
Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and their families
The maximum award is for 2 years and up to $60,000 per year (direct costs) plus 20% indirect costs.
|CareFaxLTC, Inc.||0% - does not support F&A costs.||1/31/2017|
|Commonwealth Health Research Board||Does not award funds to cover institutional indirect costs or other costs that cover general support of educational or other organizations, including ongoing general operating expenses or existing deficits of a program.||3/12/2018|
|Doris Duke Charitable Foundation||The DDCF Medical Research Program generally caps indirect costs at 10% of the total of all direct costs, including equipment.||3/12/2018|
|Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., The||0% - Charges associated with indirect costs or institutional overhead are not allowed.||3/12/2018|
|Fahs-Beck Fund for Research & Experimentation||Up to 10% of the total grant may be charged by the institution for administrative costs.||3/12/2018|
|Gerontology Society of America||0% - No indirect costs are allowed.||1/31/2017|
|Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships||Overhead policy will need to be discussed and confirmed upon invitation to submit a proposal.||1/31/2017|
|Huntington's Disease Society of America||0% - Indirect costs are not allowed.||3/12/2018|
|William and Flora Hewlett Foundation||Prefers 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|
|Hartford Foundation for Public Giving||Will support overhead costs that can reasonably be allocated to the proposed project. For example, the Foundation may fund a portion of the project’s indirect costs, such as staff development, fundraising, or general occupancy. For most project grants, such indirect costs will not be funded at more than 25 percent 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.||3/12/2018|
|Human Frontier Science Program Organization||Human Frontier Science Program Organization No more than 10% of the direct costs of the award, at each research institution, may be used for indirect costs. These must be taken from the funds awarded; no further funds will be provided by HFSPO for indirect costs (overheads).||3/12/2018|
|Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine||Full F&A costs are allowed as negotiated depending upon primary funder.||3/12/2018|
|Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation||All grant funds are required to be used for direct project/program expenses. No portion may be used for indirect expenses.||3/12/2018|
|Leukemia & Lymphona Society||Translational Research Program (TRP) Awards|
The maximum annual total cost (direct and indirect) cannot exceed $200,000. The aggregate costs over three (3) years cannot exceed $600,000. For TRP renewal awards, the aggregate costs over two (2) years cannot exceed $600,000. Indirect costs are limited to (11.1%) of total direct costs. For Sponsoring Institutions that do not choose to use these funds for indirect costs, LLS allows the funds to be applied to the Grantee’s/Principal Investigator’s stipend or fringe benefits cost.
Specialized Center of Research Awards
The Center’s maximum annual total cost, direct and indirect, cannot exceed $1 million. The aggregate costs over five (5) years cannot exceed $5 million. The indirect costs cannot exceed twenty percent (20%) of the direct costs per year.
Career Development Program (CDP) Awards
Indirect costs are limited to five percent (5%) of total direct costs. For Sponsoring Institutions that do not choose to use these funds for indirect costs, LLS allows the funds to be applied to the Grantee’s/Principal Investigator’s stipend or fringe benefits cost.
|Charles A. & Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation||0% - does not support overhead costs of organization.||1/31/2017|
|Life Sciences Research Foundation||0% - does not award an institutional allowance for overhead.||3/12/2018|
|March of Dimes||Indirect costs are limited to 10% of the total direct costs.||3/12/2018|
|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. . Indirect costs will not be provided for grants awarded to institutions outside of the United States, or for most training awards.||3/12/2018|
|Nestle Foundation||0% - does not contribute to operating/overhead funds.||1/31/2017|
|National Palliative Care Research Center||Awards may be for one to two years in duration and for as much as $70,000 per year (direct costs), plus 10% allowable indirect costs.||3/12/2018|
|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 Foundation||Scholar Awards - 5%. Elizabeth Glaser Scientists Awards - not to exceed 20% of project cost.||1/31/2017|
|Pew Charitable Trusts||Not more than 8% of the total award may be allocated for overhead costs.||3/12/2018|
|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 Foundation||Indirect costs will not be covered.||1/25/2017|
|Public Welfare Foundation, The||0% - does not fund overhead costs as part of project budget.||2/16/2017|
|Side-Out Foundation||0% - does not support indirect costs.||2/16/2017|
|Alfred P. Sloan Foundation||For 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.||3/12/2018|
|Smith Richardson Foundation||Total charges for overhead and institutional categories may not exceed 10 percent of the project’s costs.||3/12/2018|
|Whitehall Foundation, Inc.||Overhead or indirect expense is limited to no more than 25% of equipment and research supplies.||3/12/2018|
|Wings for Life||Wings for Life Indirect costs (overhead costs) are limited to 10% of direct costs (equipment, products, animals and animal care, fringe costs, etc.).||3/12/2018|
|W.K. Kellogg Foundation||W.K. Kellogg Foundation Indirect Costs - Administrative, Finance, Human Resources staff expense; rent, utilities, phones, internet, office supplies, insurance, accounting/bookkeeping fees, audit fees, etc. Cannot exceed 15% of the total grant budget (excluding indirect costs).||3/12/2018|
|Andrew W. Mellon Foundation||0% - does not fund indirect costs.||1/31/2017|
|John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation||Will consider paying for these indirect costs up to a maximum of fifteen percent (15%) of direct project or activity costs within the $100 million award limit.||3/12/2018|
|Burroughs Wellcome Fund||Indirect costs may not be charged against the awards. Institutional overhead may not be charged against BWF grants.||3/12/2018|
|Ford Foundation||No formal F&A policy; however, the foundation gives the grantee autonomy over management of grant funds.||3/12/2018|
|V Foundation for Cancer Research, The||Translational Grants allow indirect costs of up to 10% inclusive of the total amount of the award.||3/12/2018|
|James S. McDonnell Foundation||0% - does not pay indirect costs.||3/12/2018|
|Russell Sage Foundation||Project Awards |
are generally capped at $150,000, including 15% indirect costs. Projects that use publicly available data are capped at $75,000, including indirect costs.
Are capped at $35,000 (no indirect costs). In rare circumstances, investigators may apply for a Presidential Award of up to $50,000 (no indirect costs) when the proposed research project has special needs for gathering data (e.g.: qualitative research) or gaining access to restricted-use data.
up to 15% on project awards and allowable subcontracts, only. No indirect is provided on budgets less than $50,000.
|Robert Wood Johnson Foundation||The 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.||3/12/2018|
|Spencer Foundation||It is the policy not to 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.|
For all other grant proposals requesting an award greater than $75,000 (non-research projects, for example fellowship and training grants), it is the Foundation's policy not to pay indirect costs.
|Social Science Research Council||Grant funds can only be used for direct costs and not overhead. If awarded a research grant, you may choose to have your award paid through your home institution rather than to you directly. However, your institution will have to provide a letter confirming that no indirect costs will be withheld.||3/12/2018|
|John Templeton Foundation||Allows for an overhead/indirect cost component within the budget, which is no more than fifteen percent (15%). We welcome proposals that request a lower percentage. The overhead/indirect cost should be included in your request amount.||3/12/2018|
|Thrasher Research Fund||Indirect costs of no more than 7% of direct costs will be paid on E.W. "Al" Thrasher Awards.||3/12/2018|
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