Waiver Requests

It is the policy that the budget in each proposal for sponsored research or educational service include all costs, direct and F&A. When a faculty or staff member feels there is an extraordinary justification to budget an indirect cost rate at less than the University rate in effect at the time, a waiver may be requested.


  •  A written request bearing the endorsement of the department chairperson must be submitted by the faculty member to the Dean of the appropriate college.
  • The College Dean will send approved requests to the Office of Research Administration (ORA) for forwarding, with a recommendation, to the Office of the Vice President for Research.
  • The request, approved or disapproved by the Vice President for Research, will then be returned to ORA for implementation.


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