Rate Agreements

F&A Agreement with FY22 fringe rates February 10, 2021
F&A Agreement June 23, 2020

Fringe Benefit Rates

The following percentages should be used on budgets accompanying proposals.  Please note that FY23 projected rates are pending annual negotiation with HHS.  Please contact OSP with questions.

Faculty and Regular Staff:   FY22: 37%; FY23 and beyond 35%

Research Associate A:    FY22 and beyond: 9%

Research Associate B:    FY22 and beyond: 23.5%

Research Associate C:   FY22: 37%;  FY23 and beyond 35%

Temporary:   FY22 and beyond: 9%


  • Research Associate A: Researchers with assignments of less than 9 months or less than half time, qualifying them as temporary employees.
  • Research Associate B: Researchers whose assignments are expected to end within 3 years of their initial hiring or appointment at Dartmouth.
  • Research Associate C: Researchers whose assignments or reappointments are expected to continue beyond 3 years of the date of their initial hiring or appointment at Dartmouth.

Facilities and Administrative Cost Rates

In accordance with our negotiated agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, the following predetermined rate(s) should be used until further notice. If you have a question about the type of rate to use for a specific project, please contact our office at 603-646-3007 for clarification.

Date of Agreement: February 10, 2021

Research On-campus*

  • Rate: 64.0%
  • Base: MTDC
  • Period: 07/01/18-

All Programs Off-campus

  • Rate: 26.0% **
  • Base: MTDC
  • Period: 07/01/18-

Research at VA Hospital

  • Rate: 29.7%
  • Base: MTDC
  • Period: 07/01/18-

Other Sponsored Programs

  • Rate: 34.5% ***
  • Base: MTDC
  • Period: 07/01/18-


  • Rate: 54.0%
  • Base: MTDC
  • Period: 07/01/18-


  • MTDC = Modified Total Direct Costs: Total direct costs excluding capital expenditures (buildings, individual items of equipment over $5,000, alterations and renovations), that portion of each subaward in excess of $25,000, patient care, rental/maintenance of off-site activities, tuition remission, scholarships and fellowships.
  • **The Off Campus rate applies only to activities of significant duration performed in facilities not owned by the College and to which rent is directly allocated.
  • ***The Other Sponsored Programs rate is for activities such as outreach programs, regional medical programs and other types of non-research, non-instructional programs.


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