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K-State Today

February 4, 2022

Revised Sponsored Research overhead policy

Submitted by Erin Pennington

Following the completion of the work of the Facilities and Administrative Costs Distribution Task Force in 2020, the Office of the Vice President for Research reviewed the task force recommendations and is moving forward with the adoption of the first option suggested by the group in their March 2021 final report. The new distributions will go into effect with the start of the new fiscal year on July 1 and will apply to all sponsored projects on the Manhattan campus that generate sponsored research overhead, or SRO.

SRO returned to central administration 50.0%
SRO returned to the Academic Unit(s)

generating the award 1,2

SRO returned to the OVPR 5.0%
SRO provided to the Libraries 3.5%

1 Distribution to the college(s), department(s), and other administrative units of the pertinent investigators will follow the credit distribution entered in the Cayuse SP system at the time the proposal was submitted.

2 The above distributions apply to Manhattan campus units only. Campus-specific SRO arrangements will continue to apply for Salina and Olathe and will be periodically reviewed.


Note that existing projects will have the new distributions applied as of July 1. Further, the new distributions will no longer assign all of the college share to the college of the lead principal investigator. Distribution among participating colleges and units will follow the credit distribution in the Cayuse record.