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FDP Brochure 2012

FDP Brochure 2012


Administrative Cost Working Group

Charge I Initiatives I Documents I Committee Members

Charge of the Committee
The administrative cost working group is focused on identifying ways to recover more of the administrative costs related to individual sponsored project activities. The primary interest in doing so is to address the faculty concern that too much of their time is spent dealing with administrative tasks rather than research.

The primary initiative is to identify those administrative tasks which are not generally clerical, but rather germane to the management of the projects and should therefore be allowable under the current version of A-21. The group will draft a white paper describing these project management tasks and to propose a pilot for FDP schools to consistently direct charge pro-rated costs to multiple awards at levels ranging from as low as 5 percent to 10 percent to 50 percent or higher based on the specific responsibilities of the individual contract or grant.  Feedback from faculty engaged in the pilot will determine whether or not additional steps should be taken, including those involving OMB.


Minutes from January 2011 Meeting

Minutes from August 2010 Meeting

Committee Members
 Committee Mailing List -

Sara Bible (co-chair)Stanford University
Jim Luther (co-chair)Duke University
John WiestUniversity of Alabama
Marv PauleColorado State University
Gerri Bussell University of Tennessee, HSC
David SchmidtUniversity of North Dakota
Johnna KincaidUniversity of Texas, HSC Houston
Jeanne HermannUniversity of Tennessee, HSC
Ren OstromUniversity of Tennessee, HSC
Debbie SmithUniversity of Tennessee, HSC
Tim ReuterStanford University
Jerry CohenUniversity of Minnesota
Jeff SilberCornell University
Debbie RafiOffice of Naval Research
Joe GinhartWashington University
Jennifer ShambrookSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Julie JarvisUniversity of Illinois
Justo TorresUniversity of Central Florida
Bruce ElliottNortwestern University
Lisa MosleyArizona State University
Panda PowellUniversity of North Carolina, Wilmington
Marietta HarrisonPurdue University
Jennifer DuncanUniversity of Missouri
Tim BarbariGeorgetown University
Joseph EichbergUniversity of Houston
Lawrence SutterMichigan Technological University
Cindy HopeUniversity of Alabama
Kelley O’DonoghueUniversity of Rochester