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Date Revised


List of All Updated and Revised Dates

04/21/2023 (Revised)

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It is the policy of the University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy in St. Louis (UHSP) to support the sponsored research activities of its faculty and staff as a way to contribute to the pursuit of knowledge, the enhancement of student learning, and the promotion of the common good. The purpose of this policy is to set expectations for reimbursement of Facilities and Administration (F&A) costs for externally sponsored projects, and to establish guidelines for the distribution of recovered F&A costs among appropriate campus units at UHSP.

The policy described herein addresses several issues. The goals of the policy are to:

  1. Streamline the process for requesting F&A reimbursement in grants and contracts.
  2. Ensure that campus units that provide the services and products that define indirect costs are adequately reimbursed for these costs.
  3. Establish a distribution mechanism that recognizes PIs and their corresponding colleges to reinvest in the research enterprise.
  4. Optimize the use of recovered F&A dollars to develop campus infrastructure supporting high quality and nationally competitive research and creative activities.

Responsible Party

Business Office