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Sponsored Research Fact Sheet

Updated: August 27, 2014


USF is a tax-exempt organization under section 115 of the Internal Revenue Code.
USF is an educational agency of the State of Florida created pursuant to Florida Statutes 240.2011, subsection (5).



 

Institutional Data

The USF Cashier's Office receives research project check payments for all departments of the University at the following address: University of South Florida
Attn: Research Project Recvbles
P.O. Box 864568
Orlando, FL 32886-4568
USF Research Foundation address: 3802 Spectrum Blvd., Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33612-9220
Entity, Employer I.D. and Federal I.D. Number: 59-3102112 -F5   Tampa Campus
-D1   St. Pete Campus
-G5   Sarasota Campus
NAICS Number: 611310
IRS Number: A-105339
CAGE Code: 1F202
Proof of Non-profit Status: Certification letter and copy of State Statute authorization page PDF
IRS Tax Exempt Number: 59-73-0209K
Tax exemption letter PDF
Tax exemption certificate PDF
W-9 Form PDF
 
Dun and Bradstreet Number: 06-968-7242
Dun and Bradstreet Number (St. Pete): 103917378
System for Award Management (SAM) PDF
Florida Casualty Insurance - Certificates of Coverage ("Proof of Indemnification") PDF
Congressional District:  Fort Myers 14
Lakeland 12
Sarasota 13
St. Petersburg 10
Tampa 15
DHHS Animal Assurance Number: A4100-01
Effective Date of AAALAC Accreditation: 06/21/1977 (initial)
03/16/2011 (current)
AAALAC Unit Number: 000434
DHHS Human Subjects: Radioisotopes   SFRML-806-1-3M
Federal Wide Assurance Number (FWA):
(for both biomedical and social/behavioral science)
FWA00001669
Expiration Date: 4/18/2017
Institutional Profile Number: 0513807
NSF Institutional Code: 00 1537 0000
Federal Interagency Committee on Education Institution Code: 00 1537 0000
DOD FICE Code: 001537
Carnegie Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities--RU/VH: Research
Universities (very high research activity)
Community Engagement: Outreach & Partnerships
General Information Blurb for Proposals

Sponsored Research Highlights and Success Indicators

Fiscal Year Number of Proposals Award Totals Direct Federal Awards
1995/96 1,074 $103,009,152 $35,644,577
1996/97 1,198 $106,027,562 $28,851,252
1997/98 1,246 $134,907,636 $41,478,714
1998/99 1,285 $161,332,806 $50,295,940
1999/00 1,502 $171,281,729 $53,708,497
2000/01 1,525 $186,165,920 $84,100,595
2001/02 1,365 $207,897,690 $101,986,822
2002/03 1,399 $254,748,747 $122,688,713
2003/04 1,239 $290,108,101 $128,023,186
2004/05 1,310 $287,227,601 $134,481,486
2005/06 1,569 $310,150,152 $149,321,598
2006/07 1,608 $308,429,278 $121,934,186
2007/08 1,543 $360,169,573 $171,500,913
2008/09 1,672 $380,325,875 $184,579,467
2009/10 1,708 $394,065,662 $203,228,099
2010/11 1,742 $391,800,356 $180,397,652
2011/12 1,887 $411,061,232 $166,586,729

Salary Rate Limitations

Prior to March 15, 2006

 

As of March 15, 2006

Maximum $537 per day.
(Exclusive of indirect cost, travel, per diem, clerical services, fringe benefits and supplies) as specified in Article 5 of GC-1 dated January 1, 2005.
No limitation.
Payments, however, should be comparable to the normal or customary fees charged and received by the consultant for comparable services, especially on non-government contracts and grants.
  • Effective August 7, 2009, new rates for Graduate Assistantships stipends have been established as follows:
  • Masters' level - minimum stipend $ 9,000 ($11.54 per hour) for 9 month (19.5 pay periods), and 0.50 FTE appointments.
  • Doctoral level - minimum stipend $ 10,250 ($13.15 per hour) for 9 month (19.5 pay periods), and 0.50 FTE appointments.


Fringe Benefit Rates


Line Item Personnel (T&R/A&P/USPS/Overload)


Regular (FICA, Medicare, WC/UnC, & Retirement)

Fiscal Year
  06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15
Retirement                  
  ORP 10.43% 10.43% 10.43% 10.43% 10.43% 7.92% 5.64% 7.34% 7.69%
  FRS/Investment Plans   9.85% 9.85% 9.85% 10.77% 4.91% 5.18% 6.95% 7.37%
FICA 6.20% 6.20% 6.20% 6.20% 6.20% 6.20% 6.20% 6.20% 6.20%
Medicare 1.45% 1.45% 1.45% 1.45% 1.45% 1.45% 1.45% 1.45% 1.45%
Worker's Comp 0.25% 0.25% 0.25% 0.25% See Below See Below See Below See Below See Below
Terminal Leave / Worker's Comp / Unemployment   1.20% 1.70% 2.3%* 1.1%* 1.1%*
  18.33% 18.33% 18.33% 18.33% 19.28% 17.27% 15.59% 16.09% 16.44%
* Further Info on Terminal Leave/Worker's Comp/Unemployment PDF

Non-Student Temporary Fringe Benefit Rates

Fiscal Year
06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15
8.00% 8.00% 2.00% 2.00% 2.65% 3.15% 1.95% 1.85% 1.65%
NOTE: 08-09 change is due to USF no longer being responsible for Social Security contributions on non-student Temporary.

Student Temporary (WC/UnC)

Fiscal Year
06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14
1% 1% 1% 1% 1.2% 1.7% .5% .5%

Standard Health Insurance (monthly amounts) or the new "Health Investor's" insurance program

  As of 12/01/05 As of 4/01/07 As of 6/1/08 As of 6/1/09 As of 6/1/10 As of 1/1/11 As of 1/1/12 As of 7/1/13 As of 3/1/14
Individual Coverage 322 346 378 399 449 474 500 538 592
Family Coverage 667 716 788 836 948 1,004 1,064 1,150 1,264
Spouse Coverage*     448 484 564 592 622 650 715
* Rate per Employee
* Employees with spouses who work for a State agency (including employees of the State University Systems) are eligible to enroll in the spouse program for health insurance. Please visit the HR website for details regarding employee orientation and health insurance benefits.

Life Insurance Flat Rate (monthly amount - all employees): $4.54 (effective 1/1/2011)



Nine-month Employees (Hired Temporary during Summer)
  • Positioned (Line) employees who are in the state retirement plan during the calendar year, have reduced fringe benefits during the summer semester/s; same as Non-Student Temporary.
  • If the employee was hired before 04/01/86, only Worker's Compensation/Unemployment charges (rounded to .5%) need be deducted.
  • If the employee was hired after 04/01/86, both Medicare (1.45%) and Worker's Compensation/Unemployment charges (rounded to .5%) should be deducted (1.95% total).


Employer Paid Post Doctoral Scholar Health Insurance


 

Coverage
Bi-Weekly
Premium
Bi-Weekly Employee
Contribution
Bi-Weekly Employer
Contribution
       
    20% 80%
       
Employee Only $91.00 $18.20 $72.80
       
    50% 50%
       
Spouse* $206.50 $103.25 $103.25
       
Spouse + One Child* $357.00 $178.50 $178.50
       
Spouse + Children* $388.00 $194.00 $194.00
       
One Child* $150.50 $75.25 $75.25
       
Children* $181.50 $90.75 $90.75
       
Annual Premiums (Employer Contribution):      
Postdoc $1,747.20    
Postdoc w/ Spouse $4,225.20    
Postdoc w/ One Child $3,553.20    
Postdoc w/ Children $3,925.20    
Postdoc w/ Spouse & One Child $6,031.20   
Postdoc w/ Spouse & Children $6,403.20    
Postdoc w/ Spouse & Children + Dental $6,597.96    
       

Dental
Monthly
Premium
Monthly Employee
Contribution
Monthly Employer
Contribution
       
       
Postdoc Only $16.23 $0.00 $16.23
       
Postdoc + Spouse/Domestic Partner $35.32 $19.09 $16.23
       
Postdoc + Child(ren) $34.45 $18.22 $16.23
       
Postdoc + Family $55.42 $39.19 $16.23
       
For months with 3 pay periods, insurance contributions are deducted on the first TWO pay periods.

NOTE: For further information, please see the benefits program for postdoctoral scholars available on the HR website.



Graduate Assistants Health Insurance


Beginning with the Fall 2009 semester, the cost of the health insurance subsidy for Graduate Assistants paid from C&G funds will be charged to the same funding source as the Graduate Assistant payroll. This will reduce the remaining spending authority on your sponsored award because these charges were previously absorbed by unrestricted sources. The actual cost of the health insurance is indicated on the chart below. If you have Graduate Assistants paid from C&G funds, the subsidy amount (USF Portion) is based on their FTE in accordance with the provisions of the USF – GAU Collective Bargaining Agreement. Please plan accordingly. Open enrollment (the specific period of time that GAs will have to opt to enroll in the benefit program) will be in August. If you have questions regarding GA eligibility for the subsidy, please contact Le'Danjeanette Frazier, Benefits Administrator, at (813) 974-5387. Learn more refer to Graduate Assistant Health Insurance.

 
Premium Period
 
Total
 
  Annual Coverage
(2013 - 2014)
  $2,161.00  
  Fall Only Coverage
(2013 - 2014)
  $811.00  
  Spring/Summer Coverage
(2013 - 2014)
  $1,350.00  

Student Tuition and Registration Fees (per credit hour)

In addition to the per hour tuition charge, all students are assessed flat fees. Flat fees are charged one time per term per student, regardless the number of hours of enrollment or student classification. Those flat fees are $37.00 for Tampa campus based students and $5.00 for St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and Lakeland campus based students. Please see the detailed breakdown of these rates Excel or for more information visit the Tuition page on the USF Controller's Office website.

  02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15
Graduate In-State 184 209 233 244 252 275 292 331 366 400 431 431 431
Business and Engineering Graduate
In-State (Programmatic)
467 467 467
Nursing CRNA Graduate
In-State (Programmatic)
474 475 475
Undergraduate
In-State
90 96 103 108 111 113 124 150 150 159 162 164 164
Undergraduate In-State
(Differential)
209 211 211
Graduate Out-of-State 676 778 894 896 897 919 869 818 776 821 855 877 877
Business and Engineering Graduate
Out-of-State (Programmatic)
891 913 913
Nursing CRNA Graduate
Out-of-State (Programmatic)
899 920 920
Undergraduate Out-of-State 408 464 532 533 535 536 547 510 510 465 493 528 528
Undergraduate Out-of-State (Differential) 539 575 575
From the SUS Trust Fund, $43.82 a year per USPS Line Item


Rehiring of Retirees

  • Positioned appointments: Full Fringe rates apply, budgeted at 14.39% (based on ORP Retirement Plan)
  • Temporary appointments: Taxes are budgeted at the Non-Student Temporary rate of 1.85%.
  • Phased Retiree appointments: Taxes are budgeted at 1.85% (includes Medicare, Worker's Comp & Unemployment)

For more information, please see the Rehiring of Retirees information page.

REMEMBER: These are estimated rates. Please contact your Senior Grant Specialist to verify that the budget is reasonable for the research proposal and costs are allowable.


Indirect Cost Rates

Facilities and Administrative Cost Rates (a.k.a F&A, Overhead or Indirect Cost Rates)



Agency Guidelines

Employment Cost Index (ECI)
U.S. Department of Labor Projections
(For use in multi-year budget projections)

Year Percentage  
2001 3.8%  
2002 3.6%  
2003 3.7%  
2004 3.7%  
2005 3.7%  
2006 3.6%  
2007 3.6%  
2008 3.6%  
2009 3.5%  
2010 3.5%  
2011 3.4%  

USF 6/30/2013 Audit Reports

USF is audited annually as part of the State of Florida's Compliance and Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting and Federal Awards audit performed by the State of Florida Auditor General's Office. This audit is conducted in accordance with OMB Circular A-133 requirements.

A management letter was not issued to USF as part of the 6/30/2013 audit.


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