Sponsored Research Fact Sheet
Updated: August 26, 2015
USF is a tax-exempt organization under section 115 of the Internal Revenue Code.
USF is an educational agency of the State of Florida created pursuant to Florida Statutes 240.2011, subsection (5).
|The USF Cashier's Office receives research project check payments for all departments of the University at the following address:||University of South Florida
Attn: Research Project Recvbles
P.O. Box 864568
Orlando, FL 32886-4568
|USF Research Foundation address:||3802 Spectrum Blvd., Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33612-9220
|Entity, Employer I.D. and Federal I.D. Number:||59-3102112 -F5 Tampa Campus|
-D1 St. Pete Campus
-G5 Sarasota Campus
|Proof of Non-profit Status:||Certification letter and copy of State Statute authorization page||IRS Tax Exempt Number:||59-73-0209K|
|Tax exemption letter
Tax exemption certificate
|Dun and Bradstreet Number:||06-968-7242|
|Dun and Bradstreet Number (St. Pete):||103917378|
|System for Award Management (SAM)|
|Insurance Certificates (USF Environmental Health & Safety - Division of Administrative Services)
Florida Casualty Insurance - Certificates of Coverage ("Proof of Indemnification")
|Congressional District:||Fort Myers||14|
|DHHS Animal Assurance Number:||A4100-01|
|Effective Date of AAALAC Accreditation:||06/21/1977 (initial)
|AAALAC Unit Number:||000434|
|DHHS Human Subjects:||Radioisotopes SFRML-806-1-3M|
| Federal Wide Assurance Number (FWA):
(for both biomedical and social/behavioral science)
Expiration Date: 4/18/2017
|Institutional Profile Number:||0513807|
|NSF Institutional Code:||00 1537 0000|
|Federal Interagency Committee on Education Institution Code:||00 1537 0000|
|DOD FICE Code:||001537|
|Carnegie Classification:|| Doctoral/Research Universities--RU/VH: Research
Universities (very high research activity)
Community Engagement: Outreach & Partnerships
|General Information Blurb for Proposals|
|Participant Identification Code (PIC) for European Collaborations||992108047|
Sponsored Research Highlights and Success Indicators
|Fiscal Year||Number of Proposals||Award Totals||Direct Federal Awards|
Salary Rate Limitations
- NIH Salary Limitations
- NIH Maximum Graduate Student Stipend: $22,476
- Minimum Salary Postdoctoral Scholars: $39,264
- NSF Consultant Payment:
Prior to March 15, 2006
As of March 15, 2006
|Maximum $537 per day.
(Exclusive of indirect cost, travel, per diem, clerical services, fringe benefits and supplies) as specified in Article 5 of GC-1 dated January 1, 2005.
Payments, however, should be comparable to the normal or customary fees charged and received by the consultant for comparable services, especially on non-government contracts and grants.
- Effective August 7, 2009, new rates for Graduate Assistantships stipends have been established as follows:
- Masters' level - minimum stipend $ 9,000 ($11.54 per hour) for 9 month (19.5 pay periods), and 0.50 FTE appointments.
- Doctoral level - minimum stipend $ 10,250 ($13.15 per hour) for 9 month (19.5 pay periods), and 0.50 FTE appointments.
Fringe Benefit Rates
Line Item Personnel (T&R/A&P/USPS/Overload)
Regular (FICA, Medicare, WC/UnC, & Retirement)
|Worker's Comp||See Below||See Below||See Below||See Below||See Below||See Below|
|Terminal Leave / Worker's Comp / Unemployment||1.20%||1.70%||2.3%*||1.1%*||1.1%*||1.6%|
Non-Student Temporary Fringe Benefit Rates
Student Temporary (WC/UnC)
Standard Health Insurance (monthly amounts) or the new "Health Investor's" insurance program
|As of 6/1/09||As of 6/1/10||As of 1/1/11||As of 1/1/12||As of 7/1/13||As of 3/1/14|
* Post-doctoral students may chose this insurance
* Employees with spouses who work for a State agency (including employees of the State University Systems) are eligible to enroll in the spouse program for health insurance. Please visit the HR website for details regarding employee orientation and health insurance benefits.
Life Insurance Flat Rate (monthly amount - all employees): $4.54 (effective 1/1/2011)
Nine-month Employees (Hired Temporary during Summer)
- For Positioned (Line) employees who are in the state retirement plan during the calendar year; health insurance should not be charged during summer months; for fringe benefits use the same rate as normal (16.94% ORP and 16.62% FRS).
Employer Paid Post Doctoral Scholar Health Insurance - 2015-2016 Plan Year
|Spouse + One Child*||$363.60||$242.40||$606.00|
|Spouse + Children* (2-6)||$464.60||$343.40||$808.00|
|Postdoc + One Child*||$262.60||$141.40||$404.00|
|Postdoc + Children* (2-6)||$363.60||$242.40||$606.00|
|Annual Premiums (Employer Contribution):|
|Postdoc w/ Spouse||$4,848.00|
|Postdoc w/ Spouse & One Child||$7,272.00|
|Postdoc w/ Spouse & Children||$9,696.00|
|Postdoc w/ One Child||$4,848.00|
|Postdoc w/ Children||$7,272.00|
|Postdoc w/ Spouse & Children + Dental||$10,327.80|
|Postdoc + Spouse||$15.42||$18.13||$33.55|
|Postdoc + Child(ren)||$15.42||$17.31||$32.73|
|Postdoc + Family||$15.42||$37.23||$52.65|
NOTE: For further information, please see the benefits program for postdoctoral scholars available on the HR website.
Graduate Assistants Health Insurance
Beginning with the Fall 2009 semester, the cost of the health insurance subsidy for Graduate Assistants paid from C&G funds will be charged to the same funding source as the Graduate Assistant payroll. This will reduce the remaining spending authority on your sponsored award because these charges were previously absorbed by unrestricted sources. The actual cost of the health insurance is indicated on the chart below. If you have Graduate Assistants paid from C&G funds, the subsidy amount (USF Portion) is based on their FTE in accordance with the provisions of the USF – GAU Collective Bargaining Agreement. Please plan accordingly. Open enrollment (the specific period of time that GAs will have to opt to enroll in the benefit program) will be in August. If you have questions regarding GA eligibility for the subsidy, please contact Le'Danjeanette Frazier, Benefits Administrator, at (813) 974-5387. Learn more refer to Graduate Assistant Health Insurance.
(2013 - 2014)
|Fall Only Coverage
(2013 - 2014)
(2013 - 2014)
Student Tuition and Registration Fees (per credit hour)
In addition to the per hour tuition charge, all students are assessed flat fees. Flat fees are charged one time per term per student, regardless the number of hours of enrollment or student classification. Those flat fees are $37.00 for Tampa campus based students and $5.00 for St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and Lakeland campus based students. Please see the detailed breakdown of these rates or for more information visit the Tuition page on the USF Controller's Office website.
|Business and Engineering Graduate
|Nursing CRNA Graduate
|Business and Engineering Graduate
|Nursing CRNA Graduate
|Undergraduate Out-of-State (Differential)||539||575||575||575|
Rehiring of Retirees
- Positioned appointments: Full Fringe rates apply, budgeted at 14.39% (based on ORP Retirement Plan)
- Temporary appointments: Taxes are budgeted at the Non-Student Temporary rate of 1.85%.
- Phased Retiree appointments: Taxes are budgeted at 1.85% (includes Medicare, Worker's Comp & Unemployment)
For more information, please see the Rehiring of Retirees information page.
REMEMBER: These are estimated rates. Please contact your Senior Grant Specialist to verify that the budget is reasonable for the research proposal and costs are allowable.
Indirect Cost Rates
Facilities and Administrative Cost Rates (a.k.a F&A, Overhead or Indirect Cost Rates)
- Chart of Indirect Cost Rates (a.k.a. F&A)
- Indirect Cost Rates (a.k.a. F&A) Agreement
- Subawards and Subaccounts Guidelines
Employment Cost Index (ECI)
University of South Florida (USF)
6/30/2014 Audit Reports
USF is audited annually as part of the State of Florida's Compliance and Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting and Federal Awards audit performed by the State of Florida Auditor General's Office. This audit is conducted in accordance with OMB Circular A-133 requirements.
- 6/30/2014 Florida Federal Awards audit (A-133 Single Audit)
- 6/30/2014 USF Financial Statement audit
- A management letter was not issued to USF as part of the 6/30/2014 audit.
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