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New Fringe Rate Policy
As of September 1, 2018, the University moved to a negotiated fringe rate, which was effective for all proposals due after August 10. The fringe rates for fiscal year 2019 (FY19) (i.e. 9/1/2018-8/31/2019) and projections for use in budgeting future years are as follows:

 ApprovedProjections for Budgeting Purposes
Benefits EligibilityFY19FY20FY21Subsequent years
Full-time
(including GRAs)
29.00%31%31.5%+ 0.5%
Part-time39.60%
Ineligible5.80%

This change may impact existing sponsored projects or previously submitted proposals. The Provost's and CFO's offices are working on a mechanism for mitigation of the cost difference. When that issue has been resolved, the VPR's office will notify campus. If you submitted a proposal review form prior to July 24, 2018 and your proposal due date was before August 10, 2018, you will be eligible for this mitigation. Increments to already awarded projects will be eligible for mitigation, but renewals must use the new fringe rates.

The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) serves as the coordinating office for externally funded research and sponsored projects at The University of Texas at Austin. The goal of the OSP is to assist faculty and professional research staff in their efforts to secure and ensure proper stewardship of external funding. We do that by assisting research faculty and staff with the following: proposal review, authorization, and submission; award negotiations and acceptance; account management; close-out, reports, audits, collection; professional development and education; export control, and research compliance.

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