Indirect Costs

Montclair State University’s Federally Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate for research and sponsored programs on campus is currently 59% of a project’s budgeted salaries and wages (see MSU's Indirect Cost Agreement, dated October 5, 2016).

Indirect cost funds recovered from all sponsored research programs will be distributed according to the following schedule:

  • General University Fund (Research Programs) - 30%
  • General University Fund (Special Instruct./Training) - 30%
  • School/College Dean’s Office - 15%
  • Academic Department - 25%
  • Principal Investigator (minimum share) - 10%
  • Office of Research and Sponsored Programs - 20%

For more information on how these funds may be used/allocated, see Indirect Cost Policies for Sponsored Programs and Special Programs.

Specific questions about processes and procedures for indirect cost distribution should be directed to the Office of Grant Accounting.