Ball State University collects indirect costs as allowable by the federal government under the OMB’s Uniform Guidance 2 CFR Part 200.
Per the most recently negotiated rate, Ball State is entitled to receive 49.0% of Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC) for on-campus programs, or 27.0% MTDC for off-campus programs.
MTDC is calculated as the Total Direct Costs minus equipment, tuition, and sub-award amounts over $25K. All proposals will include the full allowable rate of indirect costs, regardless of sponsor type (Federal, Non-Federal, Industry, Foundation, etc.). That is, proposal budgets will include sponsor's published indirect cost rate.
Distribution of any recovered indirect costs will occur after the close of each fiscal year (generally late Fall Semester) with portions going to the Principal Investigator’s (PI) Research Incentive Account (5%), the Department/Unit (10%), the College (5%), and the remaining to the University’s General Fund.
If PI(s) are unable to adhere to the Proposal Submission Policy by providing final proposal application materials to Sponsored Projects Administration at least three business days in advance of the sponsor deadline, the PI(s) and PI’(s) department will forfeit indirect cost recovery distributions during the first two years of the project.
The standard distribution policy will resume if the project continues beyond this time period.
View our rate agreement (PDF).
If you have questions about indirect costs or can’t find what you’re looking for, see our Indirect Cost Distribution Policy, or contact Jackie Davis or Maria Bumbalough.