The following information gives institutional data and budget tips which are always used in preparing a proposal. Please refer to this information each time you prepare a proposal. The rates and percentages are updated as needed.
Fringe Benefits (updated 5/9/13 for FY14: July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014)*:
As per Section II of the University’s Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Rate Agreement, UNC Charlotte uses fringe benefit rates for estimating direct fringe benefit costs on grant applications and contract proposals.
The below rates are based on average faculty and staff salaries for each Employee Category. If the average project salary is anticipated to be considerably lower, appropriate benefits should be calculated (Chart for estimating Fringe Benefits by Salary). The reason is because health insurance is a static amount ($) per year and not a function of an employee's salary (rate %). As such, if the annual FTE salary is less than the average salary bases specified below, the effective rates associated with health insurance increase.
*Undergraduate and non-enrolled (summer) students and temporary employees do not receive health insurance. Therefore, an average salary base was not calculated.
To facilitate the budgeting of grant and contract proposals to external agencies, the Cost Analysis Unit of the Office of Grants and Contracts Administration has provided a four-year rate projection. Rates for fiscal years 2014-18 are estimates/projections - they are contingent upon the annual medical insurance premiums paid for employees by the state, a biennial state directive on retirement rates, and the Federal negotiation for Claims-Made rates. If you have questions about these rates, please contact the Cost Analysis Unit at 704‑687‑1875.
For more information, please see the links below:
|Annual Health Insurance Premium Costs||EPA/SPA||State of North Carolina 2013 Compensation & Benefits Report (page 15)|
|Post Doc||Postdoctoral Fellows - Benefits|
|Graduate Students||UNC Charlotte Student Health Insurance|
|Retirement and FICA/Social Security|
Facilities and Administrative Cost (Indirect/Overhead):