The Graduate School

Indirect Costs

Montclair State University’s Federally Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate for research and sponsored programs on campus is currently 46% of a project’s modified total direct costs (see Montclair State’s Indirect Cost and Fringe Benefit Rate Agreement, dated October 27, 2021).

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

  • General University Fund – 30%
  • School/College Dean’s Office – 15%
  • Academic Department – 25%
  • Principal Investigator – 10%
  • Office of Sponsored Programs – 20%

For more information on how these funds may be used, see Montclair’s Policy on Indirect Cost Distribution and Expenditures.

Questions regarding University IDC distribution and acceptable use should be directed to the Vice Provost for Research. Questions regarding internal procedures for IDC distribution should be directed to the Office of Grant Accounting.