Effort Commitments and Payroll Certification
RAMP - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
No-Cost Extension Request Procedures
Extramural Support Policies and Procedures
Research Education Development (RED)
|Regular Faculty and Academic Staff||36.60%|
|Regular University Staff||36.60%|
|Research Associates and Grad Interns||22.00%|
|Research Assistants, Project Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Pre-Doc Fellows and/or Trainees||21.7%|
|Post-Doc Fellows and/or Trainees||12.6%|
|Limited Term Employees (LTEs)||10.00%|
|Ad Hoc Program Specialists, Undergraduate Assistants and Undergraduate Interns||7.10%|
|Student Hourly Employees||1.80%|
Page Updated: May 15, 2023
Any rates other than those detailed in the grid must be:
Official F&A Rate Agreement
Updated: June 23rd, 2022
State of Wisconsin F&A Rate Memo
Transition to new rates FAQ
Updated: November 2nd, 2018
Pilot Program - Reduced F&A Charges for Cloud Computing
Updated: June 21st, 2022
Research and development activities sponsored by federal or non-federal agencies and organizations. Research and development activities sponsored by for-profit entities, except for industry/commercially-sponsored clinical trials. Examples include basic or applied research projects. Sponsors include NIH, NSF, DOE, DoD, etc.
The full federal research rate is applicable to federally funded clinical trials, whether the funds are awarded directly from the sponsor or flow through an intermediary sponsor. Examples: Investigator-initiated Extended Clinical Trial, Exploratory Clinical Trials, Multi-Site Trials.
Specific instructional or training activity established by an award. Non-research related instruction including conferences & workshops, where primary purpose is training & development of UW students and/or personnel.
Activities through which a student may earn credit toward a postsecondary degree or certificate granted by the university. Also includes preparatory/remedial instruction even though these courses may not carry degree credit.
All non-credit instruction (except preparatory/remedial instruction) and for activities that are established primarily to provide services beneficial to individuals and groups external to the institution. These activities include community service programs (including non-credit instructional activities) and cooperative extension services. Included in this category are conferences, institutes, general advisory services, reference bureaus, radio and television, consulting, and similar services to particular sectors of the community.
Examples include, outreach education, community service, cooperative extension service, and public broadcasting.
All industry/commercially-sponsored clinical trials regardless of the phase.
Examples include pharmaceutical companies.
The state rate (depending on agency) should only be used when the State Agency has already received the funding (i.e., Block Grant) and is passing a portion of the existing funding on to the University. When UW-Madison’s proposal is part of the agency’s application to another sponsor, use the full University rate appropriate for the activity.
Examples include Wisconsin State Agencies, Counties, Dane County, Madison School Districts, and local municipalities.
|Source of Funds||Applicable To||Effective Period||F&A Rate|
|Federal, Non-Direct Federal, For Profit Entities, Non-Profit Entities, Non-Federal governmental agencies|
|Research||7/1/2017 to 6/30/2018||53% of MTDC|
|Research||7/1/2018 to 6/30/2019||54% of MTDC|
|Research||7/1/2019 to 6/30/2021
|55% of MTDC|
|Research||7/1/2021 to 6/30/2023
|55.5% of MTDC|
|Public Service||7/1/2017 to 6/30/2023||38% of MTDC|
|Instruction||7/1/2017 to 6/30/2023||53% of MTDC|
|Primate Center non-P-51 Grants||7/1/2017 to 6/30/2018||53% of MTDC|
|Primate Center non-P-51 Grants||7/1/2018 to 6/30/2019||54% of MTDC|
|Primate Center non-P-51 Grants||7/1/2019 to 6/30/2021
|55% of MTDC|
|Primate Center non-P-51 Grants||7/1/2021 to 6/30/2023
|55.5% of MTDC|
|Commercially Sponsored Clinical Trials||Clinical Trials||Open-ended||30% of TDC|
|All Sources||All Off Campus Programs||7/1/2017 to 6/30/2023||26% of MTDC|
|Governmental Agencies within the State of WI*||DHS, DOA, DWD, DOT, DNR, DATCP, Dane County, Madison School Districts & Other State of WI governmental units||Open-ended||15% of TDC|
|DPI, WI Tech College System||Open-ended||8% of TDC|
*Applications to a State of WI agency which are part of that agency's application to another Sponsor should include the full University Rate listed in the first section above. The state rate should only be used when the State Agency has already received the funding (i.e. Block Grant) and is passing a portion of the existing funding on to the University.
*All applications to the State of WI Agencies must include F&A costs with a footnote stating, "If funded with State GPR funds or other nonfederal funds which by program or policy do not allow, F&A costs should be excluded from the award."