Overhead provides cost recovery (direct and indirect) of sponsored research activities to the University of Waterloo.
Rates and methods of application vary as follows:
|Category||On campus rate||Rate applies to|
|Standard rate (including industry)||30%||
|NIH (National Institutes of Health)||8%||TDC less equipment|
|Non-profit sponsors||30% or sponsor's limit||varies|
|OCE (Ontario Centres of Excellence)||
Depends on program, contact Jennifer Ranford
|ORF-RE (Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence)||
PWGSC (Public Works & Government Services Canada) contracts
|Tri-Agency (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) including NCE (Networks of Centres of Excellence)***||0%||not applicable|
US Government contracts (*May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2017)
*Effective October 24, 2014, except as noted
**TDC = Total Direct Costs: as shown, unless otherwise stated in the funding program guidelines
***Tri-Agency pays a percentage directly to the institution through the Research Support Fund, a grant held by the institution's President
Contact our staff to discuss off-campus rates.
For more information, see Policy 26 - Provision for University Overhead in Sponsored Research Activities (grants, contracts, and other research support).