[Office-of-research] New Average Post-Doctoral Fringe Benefit Rate for Use in Proposals Budgets

Bruce Morgan bruce.morgan at ucr.edu
Wed May 28 12:59:32 PDT 2008

The Office of Academic Planning and Budget (APB) has reviewed actual FY
07-08 post-doctoral benefit costs across all funding sources and has
determined that the average benefit rate of this group is 20% of salary
The new average post-doctoral benefit rate of 20% should be immediately used
for the purpose of budgeting fringe benefit costs for post-doctoral
positions in extramural proposals when the actual employee is not known at
the time of proposal submission.  Because of the potential variance between
the average post-doctoral benefit rate and an individual's actual rate, it
is recommended that salary costs for to-be-named post-doctoral employees be
estimated by using a mid-range salary from the of the appropriate salary
scale.  Please continue to use actual benefit rates when budgeting fringe
benefit costs for post-docs who are known at the time of proposal.
Please note that the federal costing principles and regulations with which
UCR must comply require consistency in the application of this rate.
Therefore, proposal budgets that use a rate other than 20% for to-be-named
post-docs will need to be corrected prior to OR approval and proposal
If you have any questions regarding budgeting for to-be-named post-doc
positions in extramural proposals, please contact the Contract and Grant
Officer <http://or.ucr.edu/home/Staff.aspx?t=3>  assigned to your unit.


Bruce Morgan

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research


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