What is F&A?

Indirect costs, also known as Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs, are costs associated with the conduct of sponsored activities that are incurred for common or joint objectives and, therefore, are not readily identifiable with a specific project.

Examples of costs normally considered to be indirect costs include:

  • administrative/clerical
  • facilities management and utilities
  • general-purpose equipment
  • office supplies
  • postage
  • memberships and dues
  • subscriptions, books, and periodicals
  • local telephone charges

For additional information, please visit the Research Administration and Compliance website, Indirect Costs.

Updated on June 23, 2021

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