Each year, the Office of the Vice President for Research returns indirect costs collected from grants and contracts during the preceding fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) to principal investigators, department chairs, and if appropriate, directors of certain authorized centers. The current distributions are at Project Manager (formerly Project PI) 10%; Department 7.5%; and if a center is identified in UFIRST as supporting the project, then 7.5% to the Center. The remainder of the indirect costs collected are returned to the college after Sponsored Program Assessment (SPA) tax is assessed.
Only institutional Institutes and Centers are able to be selected. The official list and policies related to creation of such are available at