December 14, 2022

COGR Submits Letter to HHS on Timely Establishment of Indirect Cost and Fringe Benefit Rate Agreements - read more...

COGR submitted a letter to Mak Karim, the National Director for Cost Allocation Services at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In the letter, COGR requests assistance to facilitate improvements in the speed of the review and approval process associated with indirect cost and fringe benefit rates.


June 30, 2022

COGR Submits Comments to OMB Regarding the 2022 Compliance Supplement - read more...


May 14, 2021

COGR Writes to NSF to Address Concerns on Recent Audit Findings Related to Application of the F&A Cost Rate - read more...

Posted on May 14, 2021


April 21, 2021

F&A Cost Rates and Reimbursement Pressures Under COVID-19: Maintaining a Fair and Reliable System - read more...

Posted April 21, 2021


May 8, 2019

F&A and the Cost of Research -


April 12, 2019

COGR Releases "Excellence in Research: The Funding Model, F&A Reimbursement, and Why the System Works" - read more...

Posted April 12, 2019

Additional F&A Resources


August 24, 2017

Discussion Points on Facilities and Administrative Costs and Regulatory Reform - read more...


August 24, 2017

Associations Oppose Cuts to NIH Budget -

COGR joined with over 100 other organizations Monday on a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to oppose the proposed cuts to NIH funding and facilities and administrative (F&A) costs in the Administration's FY18 budget. 

Among other things, the letter states that "If the Administration’s proposal to reduce NIH support for F&A moves forward, it will make research unaffordable for many institutions and ultimately lead to less research carried out across the country", and that "the economic impact could also be significant; communities will lose jobs, and the country will fall behind as our foreign competitors forge ahead in medical research. These consequences will hurt patients, scientists, and all Americans."


June 12, 2017

COGR Letter to Mulvaney and Price Objecting to NIH and F&A Budget Cuts - read more...

Posted June 12, 2017


April 17, 2017

At OMB Request: Letter to Identify OMB Actions to Reduce Administrative Burden - read more...

Posted April 17, 2017


March 1, 2017

F&A Survey Results Available to COGR Membership

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December 1, 2016

An Analysis of the DCA Best Practices Manual - COGR Interpretations

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October 6, 2016


November 13, 2015


November 13, 2015: COGR submits letter to OMB with Proposed Modifications to the Utility Cost Adjustment Methodology used in F&A Rate Proposals. Click here to read the letter.


COGR Implementation and Readiness Guide for OMB Uniform Guidance is available. 


November 13, 2015

November 13, 2015: COGR Submits Letter to OMB on Utility Cost Adjustment Methodology - read more...

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October 1, 2011

COGR Survey of F&A Rates

Contact COGR for Historical F&A Rates and Components Data Tables


May 5, 2011

Improving the F&A Rate-Setting Process with the Federal Government

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November 1, 2010

Federal Funding Agency Limitations on Cost Reimbursement: A Request for Consistency in the Application of Federal Guidelines

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June 1, 2005

Cost and Facility Issues in Conducting Stem Cell Research

Summary of June 2005 COGR Meeting Discussion


October 21, 1998

50th Anniversary COGR Publication -


January 1, 1998

Sponsored Programs Offices: A Continuing Evolution Responding to Federal Requirements

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