For the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, indirect cost rates set by the Confederation have been negotiated until 30 June 2023. **Post Docs Fellow (item code 6450) is rated with a flat rate of $9,180 per year or $765 per month. For more information, see this PDF which shows the breakdown of FY21 rates for Post Docs Fellows. Ancillary benefits (BFs) are personnel-related costs, such as health plan expenses, retirement plan expenses and work allowances. These costs are expressed as a percentage by class of employees. The rate is the cumulative cost of these benefits divided by the total salaries in each category of employees. These rates are then applied to the applicable employee salary to represent the benefits of this type of employee. Our sponsors reimburse us for incidental costs, expressed as a percentage of total salaries. Since salaries and BFs can represent the largest share of the costs of a given project, the university negotiates its BFR rates with the federal government on an annual basis.
1The regular rates (with the exception of the temporary work rate) include the additional rate of 0.0%. Administrative costs represent 40% of our R&D. They have three components: department management, general management and sponsored program management. With just over 17%, the administration of the department is the largest part of the administrators. State rules recognize that, to the extent that the faculty and staff of schools and departments have administrative responsibilities related to research, their salaries and costs are research costs. There is therefore a mechanism to cover these costs through the „Departmental Administration“ part of the M&A rate. An estimate of the time (and related salary) spent on research management in academic departments is counted towards this part of the rate. After World War II, when the federal government began a close partnership with universities to continue the research venture, the infrastructure costs needed to support this costly venture were recognized. These infrastructure costs have been known as furnishing and management (R&A) costs and have been expressed as a rate; These are the indirect costs of research divided by the direct cost of research. This R&A rate applies to eligible direct costs and is the accepted funding method to reimburse universities for the indirect costs of the research project. Below is a brief description of the components of an R&A rate and coordinates for each of the university`s R&A rates by segment. For non-federal agencies such as the American Cancer Society and other similar nonprofit organizations, bu generally accepts these rates when a sponsor has a written directive that limits the allowable rate of indirect costs….