Villanova University, through an agreement negotiated with the Department of Health and Human Services, can request indirect costs (IDC) associated with funded grant activities. Currently, Villanova’s current federal IDC return is 49.7% on salaries only (not fringe). These costs not directly identifiable with a specific grant project and covers real costs incurred by the university, such as buildings, equipment, and administrative and operational support.
CLAS receives a portion of IDC (currently 50%) which is maintained in a dedicated Indirect Grant Funds account and used to support research activities in the College. IDC is also returned to the researcher (10%), their academic department (15%), and ORA (25%).
Fringe benefits cover costs such as FICA, insurance, and retirement. The federally negotiated rate is now included in the direct costs as 32.71% for Full Time personnel on the grant, and 7.73% for PT personnel and undergraduates who may be working full time during the summer.