Updated Facilities and Administration Rate

Effective July 1, 2023, the university has entered into a new Facilities and Administration (F&A) rate agreement for grants, contracts, and other agreements with the federal government. This new F&A rate should be calculated in all grant submissions effective immediately.

Notable Information:

  • These new rates do not affect current awards that are calculated with the previous rate agreement. The rate will stay the same on grants and contracts awarded before FY24, even on multi-year projects.
  • For proposals recently submitted with the previous rates, the rate used during the proposal process will be the rate applied to the subsequent award.
  • The definition of the off-campus F&A rate has changed. The off-campus rate should should be used if the project meets any of the following criteria:
    A. More than 50% of a project is performed in off-campus facilities not owned by the institution
    B. More than 50% of a project is performed in off-campus facilities, and rent is directly allocated or charged to the project.
    A project can only use one F&A rate. If any of the above criteria are met, then the off-campus F&A rate will apply to the entire project.

Read the full announcement for more detail.

Updated ORSP Response Policy for Post-Award Requests

In an effort to best serve faculty, staff, and students on campus, ORSP is now implementing a 72-hour turnaround time policy for any Post-Award requests. These include signature requests, Workday approvals, budget change requests, and any other Post-Award-related inquiry.

We will take all requests on a first-come, first-served basis and respond within 72 hours of receipt.

For the Pre-Award unit, all proposals should be submitted at least five business days before the sponsor submission date.

If you have any questions, please contact ORSP at ­orsp@ualr.edu or 916-3474.