F&A costs are those costs associated with providing and maintaining the infrastructure that supports the research enterprise (libraries, buildings, grounds and buildings upkeep, electricity, lab equipment, etc) and which cannot be easily identified with a specific project. UMFK requires including the appropriate F&A costs in all proposal budgets, unless the sponsor specifically prohibits them. The University expects that F&A costs will be recovered to the maximum extent possible.
The rate depends on the nature of the grant. For FY16 the rates are: