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Forest and Wildlife Ecology - Department Policies - F&A returns

Department policy on how F&A (IDC) returns will be allocated.

In October 2010, the Department adopted a policy for the allocation of Facilities and Administration (F&A) cost returns. These are also referred to as Indirect Cost Returns (IDCs). Allocations for a given year are based on spending from the previous year. For example, Returns provided to the Department in 2015-2016 are based on grant spending in 2014-2015. The policy calls for allocation using the following formula:

  • 1/3 of total F&A returns to the Department, not to exceed $20,000.
  • 2/3 (or more if $20,000 cap is met) of total F&A returns to the individuals or projects (e.g., IGERT) that generate them.
  • Returns are provided only when someone's portion of the total returns is 0.1% or more.
This policy was adopted after the department had completed using the majority of F&A returns for start-up packages, and any significant new expenses (e.g., start-ups, retention, etc.) might require changes to the above policy.

 Fiscal year
(basis for returns)
 Federal (150)
 Non-federal (133)
 2009-2010       $71,500 

 $68,494  $5,098  $73,592 
 2012-2013  $670,377 $48,268  $318  $48,5866.8%
 2013-2014  $776,023 $70,724  $745  $71,4699.2%
 2014-2015  $740,659 $64,951  $697  $65,6488.9%
 2015-2016 $762,352 $62,518$4,182  $66,7008.7%
 2016-2017$778,453 $67,717$3,735 $71,4529.2% 

Key contact and responsible party: FWE Chair

Timing: CALS typically informs Department of allocations in mid Fall semester

Process for updating or changing policy: Department Faculty decision


If you have questions about FWE F & A Returns, contact Mark Rickenbach. (chair or designee, see instructions for tips on calculating.)

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Owner:Dixie L.Group:Russell Labs Hub
Created:2015-10-26 08:52 CDTUpdated:2021-03-25 17:50 CDT
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