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SLA Research Funds Policies

This section provides financial guidelines and policy information relevant to both internally and externally funded research, including information about budgeting for summer salary, course buyouts, and the distribution of indirect cost recovery (ICR).Scroll to the bottom of the page for links to University policies.

Note: It is imperative that faculty applying for research funding and/or reductions in teaching loads communicate in a clear and timely manner with both their chair and the SLA Office of Research in the dean’s office (i.e., Edith Millikan). In particular, it is very important that chairs are involved in making decisions about whether or not requests for reduction in teaching loads can be accommodated within a department or program. While every effort to support faculty research is encouraged, scenarios in which multiple faculty in a department are requesting reduced teaching loads at the same time need to be carefully considered and balanced with a department’s teaching mission. Chairs have the authority to make decisions about whether or not - and when - a course buyout or other reductions in teaching loads can be accommodated.

Summer Pay

Course Buy-Out

1Fringe benefit rates change annually. Current rates are available from the IU Office of Research Administration at: http://researchadmin.iu.edu/GrantContract/gc-propprep/gcs_rates.html Check with the School’s Office of Research for the correct fringe benefit rates to use in your grant proposal budget.

2For faculty with administrative supplements, the annual salary on which the percentage is calculated should include only their base salary and not their administrative supplement.

Indirect cost recovery (ICR) distribution

The following is the default policy that will be applied to indirect cost recovery distribution within the school. Exceptions may be negotiated with approval of the dean and advice from the Research Advisory Committee or Resources and Planning Committee.

 

Example scenario

                                                                                                                                                                   

Assume total ICR = $10,000

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step2

 

 

 

 

 
 

As a percentage of total ICR

 

Unit

 

ICR %

 

ICR $

 
 

Unit

 

ICR %

 

ICR $

 
 

Campus/Univ.

 

20%

 

$2,000

 

Campus/Univ.

 

20%

 

$2,000

 
 

School

 

25%

 

$2,000

 
 

School

 

20%

 

$2,000

 

School

 

80%

 

$8,000

 
 

Dept.

 

65%

 

$5,200

 
 

Dept.

 

52%

 

$5,200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

PI

 

10%

 

$800

 
 

PI

 

8%

 

$800

 

 

 

100%

 

$10,000

 

 

 

 

 

100%

 

$8,000

 
 

 

 

100%

 

$10,000

 
     

Procedural notes: 

 

University Policies

 You can access all Indiana University policies, including those related to research and research administration, as well as federal and state research-related policies, on the Office of Research Administration website.

 

 

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