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Indirect Cost Recovery

The Indirect Cost (IDC) Rate for sponsored research and other activities at Tulane University is fixed through a federal negotiation process in which the actual costs to the institution are articulated.  The current IDC rates are posted on the Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) web site. Tulane University policy requires the assessment of IDC on sponsored research awards consistent with this posting.  Requests for exceptions are coordinated through SPA.  The request should include appropriate justification and should be addressed to the senior research officer (Giovanni Piedimonte, Vice President for Research;  The Vice President for Research may consult with the relevant dean, and will make a final determination on the request in consultation with the Provost.

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