University Of Alaska Fairbanks Rate Agreement
Q: Do you think the UAF will be more competitive with the proposed increase in research and development rates? Current UAF rates are similar, if not slightly higher, than other similar academic institutions that also work in Arctic research. Given that Arctic research is generally more expensive in the first place, is this the best mechanism for recovering the institutional costs associated with certain services, in accordance with the explanatory statement? A: A change in UAF-approved research and development rates does not alter the internal distribution of indirect cost recovery revenues. Although the federal regulations determine how AF rates are calculated, universities have a margin of appreciation for internal allocation after receiving revenues. While much of the rate increase is due to new installation costs, this is also due to the fact that there are fixed costs in units that cannot be easily reduced, although the active researcher base is somewhat urea. The UAF has not yet been discussed on changing the distribution of IRRs. A: The cost-of-cost rates calculated for organized research at the UAF have increased significantly since the 14th GJ. Two of the most important factors contributing to this increase are: (1) the cost of facilities has increased significantly due to the new costs of the new learning and innovation mechanism (ELIF) and the cogeneration plant buildings; and (2) Subsidy and market activities, the denominator of the R and D rate calculation report, decreased slightly. Both of these factors relate to declining public support for the university. The UAF is not the only public university to see a decline in state support; It is a trend that is happening at the national level. Rates of R and D universities are being debated in Congress, but reflect the actual costs that states can subsidize downwards. A: At the national level, higher education rates are updated on average every four years. AU rates were last approved in 2013 for FY14.
The rates were approved for a three-year period, but, at the request of the AU, were extended for an additional two years until the end of GJ18. AU rates need to be reassessed. Recreation and athletics are also an important aspect of student life at the UAF. UAF Outdoor Adventures organizes students for activities that take full advantage of Alaska`s landscape, such as rock climbing, hiking and rafting, while the Outdoor Ed Center offers outdoor sports safety classes and courses. The Alaskan Nanooks – the Inupiac`s nickname for polar bears – compete for basketball, volleyball and cross-country in NCAA Division I, volleyball and cross-country. Skiing and rifles are also popular, although hockey is of course the university`s greatest attraction. For research funded by the State of Alaska, the research and development rate is 25% based on the MTDC. For education, training and other sponsored activities, the R and D rate is 12% on the basis of the MTDC.
Please refer to the Memorandum of Understanding between the State of Alaska and the University of Alaska. Projects meeting these criteria should only submit proposals for a reduced R and D rate (26% mtdc) to funding sponsors if the authorized representative of the Administrative Organization (AOR) or the representative of each MAU has verified the off-campus criteria set out in the onR agreement and agrees that the project meets the campus criteria off. Government research and development rates also apply to proposals submitted to the following so-based SOEs, which fall under the jurisdiction of the State of Alaska: any undercover of research and development (where interest rates are below negotiated interest rates) is paid in according the ongoing UAF research and development sub-guarantee procedures. Please note that while the Underrecovery Directive is still in effect, the UAF is now using a 60/40 distribution plan for all types of premiums and activities, regardless of the rate used. (Note: If UAF is a sub-recipient on a proposal from the State of Alaska to a federal sponsor, federal research and development rates remain in effect. This state agreement is intended only to