Policy on Reduced F&A and General Exception

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Policy No: RESEARCH 
Type of Policy: Administrative
Effective Date: December 2013    
Last Revised: September 2013

Policy Owner: OSP
Policy Contact: Duane Hutchison, Executive Director, duane.hutchison@osp.gatech.edu

1. Policy Statement

Georgia Tech's policy is to recover F&A on sponsored projects. As a General Exception, Georgia Tech will accept a limitation on F&A recovery in the following situations:

  1. When a statutory limitation is imposed by the U.S. Congress for certain U.S. Government-funded programs, or
  2. When a regulatory restriction is imposed by a U.S. Government agency and is published in the solicitation for proposals, program guidelines, or RFP, or
  3. A U.S. domestic, non-profit (501.c.3) charitable organization imposes a limit that is published in its program solicitation and uniformly applied to all grantees.

Note that the industrial rate generally applies to projects funded by foreign governments, foreign governmental entities, and industry.

In agreeing to a reduced F&A rate, Georgia Institute of Technology is agreeing to cost share real costs associated with sponsored activities

2. Scope

This policy applies to all Georgia Tech Faculty and Staff.

3. Forms

Title Link
OSP Forms Library http://www.osp.gatech.edu/forms-library/

4. Policy History

Revision Date Author Description
01-02-2014 OSP Rev 1.0