Varies widely, depending on the specifics of individual projects. Contact your school/college/institute/center administrationf for assistance with State of Michigan indirect cost rates.
Class Codes for Sponsored Projects provides definitions of "research," "instruction," "other sponsored activity," and "clinical trial site activity."
MTDC: The indirect cost rates for federal projects and most projects sponsored by industry are applied to a modified total direct cost (MTDC) base. The rates are applicable to all direct costs with the exception of the following:
To determine whether a project qualifies for the off-campus rate, read the off campus definition and hints provided there.
The indirect cost rate for research vessels is 25.0%.
As of 7/1/2010, the University no longer applies or recovers a Specialized Service Facility Fee (SSFEIDC) or Quality Assurance Fee (QAF) related to animal charges on sponsored projects (funds 20000, 25000). All animal purchase and housing for all external sponsors are now treated as any other supply or service cost with no change to the Indirect Cost recovery.
The QAF at 20% will be applied to all animal charges on non-sponsored projects (funds 10000, 30000, 40000, 54010) within the Medical School.
If the University offers to cost share a portion of the direct costs of a project, the indirect costs associated with those direct costs may also be used for cost sharing. If the sponsor limits indirect costs, the difference between the full recovery of indirect cost and what is allowed by the sponsor may be shown as a University cost-sharing contribution.