Policy update - April 20, 2022

April 20, 2022

The following policy document, which previously completed its full review and approval process, is now published and effective.  Please discuss the document with the appropriate people in your department and send any questions to controllers.office@yale.edu.

Policy 6002 Application of Facilities and Administrative Rates and Costs Recovery

Related documents:

  • Policy 6002 Application of Facilities and Administrative Rates and Costs RecoveryNew

This policy is from the Office of Research Administration (the policy sponsor), with the responsible office being the Office of Sponsored Projects.  Its purpose is to formalize a uniform approach to the recovery of facilities and administrative (F&A) costs relating to sponsored awards across the University.

As a new policy, Policy 6002 formalizes several existing concepts and practices relating to the recovery of F&A costs at the university. It also provides clarity and uniformity in instances where there may have previously been differing practices across units.

The policy document defines and outlines the major concepts and structures pertaining to F&A costs and their recovery, including clarifying expectations as they relate to each of the main categories of awards.  It specifically identifies the various roles and responsibilities pertaining to F&A cost recovery. Certain concepts (e.g., allowing reduced rates for startups) may be relatively new to some users outside the School of Medicine.

As a new policy, there are no particular changes to highlight. Rather, the policy document itself is the best source of relevant information.


Always check the Policies & Procedures website for the latest revisions of all documents. This will ensure you that are utilizing the most up-to-date version.

If you have any questions, please contact Policy & Compliance Services at controllers.office@yale.edu.