To qualify for ASU’s off-campus F&A rate, a sponsored project must demonstrate that at least 75% of budgeted ASU personnel time will be spent working at a location considered a non-ASU facility*. If the project budget includes rent for non-ASU facilities, then the sponsored project must demonstrate that at least 50% of budgeted ASU personnel time will be spent working at the rented facility.
To help determine whether a project is eligible for the off-campus rate, a new Off-Campus Rate Calculator is now available on the ResearchAdmin Forms & Templates page. Use of this tool is not required when using an off-campus F&A rate, but its use is highly recommended if your proposal Grant + Contract Officer asks for documentation to show that the project qualifies for the off-campus rate during their review.
– Conferences, short-term collaboration travel, or working remotely (e.g. from a home office) are not sufficient reasons to use the off-campus rate.
– Activities performed by external collaborators (including subrecipients and other partners) do not factor in to the on-/off-campus eligibility.