Actions Proposed for Indirect and Direct Cost Issues


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How can the current mechanisms for determining and funding the indirect costs awarded to research institutions be improved?

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Nathan Boles

Posted: July 22, 2015

Topic: Indirect and direct cost issues
“Indirect costs are too high at most institutions. Tie the rate of indirect costs an institution can receive to the hard money they provide for salaries, e.g. 50% hard money for a salary gives a max indirect rate of 40%, 25% hard money gives a max rate of 20%.”


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