The length of time depends on your proposal and on the number of other proposals pending at the time yours is received by OSP. OSP staff review proposals as expeditiously as possible, generally in the order they are received. Often there are several proposals to be submitted for a particular deadline, which makes it especially important to provide materials well in advance. Please send all materials to OSP at least 5 days in advance of the mailing deadline. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, you require an expedited turnaround time, contact OSP and we will do our best to help you meet your deadline.
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Fringe benefits include the University's share of Social Security, retirement, and health insurance. Standard rates, and how to apply them, are included in the OSP Budget Worksheets available on the OSP Webpage. They are subject to change from time to time and OSP will update them as changes occur. The Worksheets automatically calculate benefits using current rates.
First, consult your department chair for advice and possible assistance. If funds are unavailable from the department, the chair may endorse approaching the dean with your request. If the dean cannot provide the funds, he or she may in turn endorse approaching the appropriate Vice Chancellor. Your request should be in writing and should provide an explanation of need and benefits, accompanied by a copy of your proposal and budget.
Indirect costs, also called overhead or facilities and administration (F&A) costs, are real costs that are not directly associated with the project, but are expenses the university incurs to support the project and enable it to be conducted. They include the expenses of buildings and utilities, maintenance, libraries, purchasing, human resources, research administration, and others. These expenses are averaged over all projects and official rates are established through negotiation with the Federal government. Current F&A rates can be found on the OSP webpage under the Tab –Preparing a Proposal.
Please see the Office of Sponsored Programs Guidance on Principal Investigator/Project Director (PI/PD) Eligibility.