VCU Institutional Fact Sheet (Authorized official, institutional address, etc)
VCU Fringe Benefit and F&A Rates
For a full breakdown of VCU fringe benefits rate (sometimes requested by sponsors), go here: https://controller.vcu.edu/cost-analysis/fringe-benefit-rates/
|Current amounts for budgeting|
|FY21 fringe benefit rate for faculty and university staff||40.3%||See latest DHHS rate agreement|
|FY21 fringe benefit rate for hourly staff||8.3%|
|FY21 fringe benefit rate for postdoctoral fellows paid through VCU Payroll||19.8%||See latest DHHS rate agreement|
|FY21 F&A rate for Organized Research, On-Campus||55.25%||See latest DHHS rate agreement|
|FY21 F&A rate for Organized Research, Off-Campus||26%||See latest DHHS rate agreement|
|FY21 F&A rate for Other Sponsored Activities, On-Campus||38%||See latest DHHS rate agreement|
|FY21 F&A rate for Other Sponsored Activities, Off-Campus||26%||See latest DHHS rate agreement|
NOTE: Salary and fringe for VCUHS employees must be budgeted in the general or other costs section, not in the personnel section of the RAMS-SPOT or sponsor budgets.
NOTE: Undergraduate students do not receive fringe benefits. See codes SW and WS here: https://controller.vcu.edu/cost-analysis/fringe-benefit-rates/
Faculty Salary Caps
|Sponsor||Current Salary Cap|
|Department of Health & Human Services/NIH||$203,700|
|Department of Justice||$219,230|
Graduate Students (Predoctoral)
Before budgeting graduate student costs in your proposal, consider the following:
- What is the sponsor type? Federal, foundation, etc.
- Is this a modular budget, or detail budget?
- Will we be allowed to re-budget after award, if needed?
- Will this be a PhD or MD-PhD student?
- Is the PI including a specific student, or a TBD student, in the budget?
In general, budget the following for graduate students:
|Current STIPEND amounts for budgeting Graduate Students on NON-NRSA TRAINING GRANTS|
|SOM PhD graduate student stipends||$30,000||Per Dr. Mike Grotewiel|
|SOM MD/PhD graduate student stipends||$31,265||Per Dr. Mike Grotewiel|
|Budgeting Graduate Student STIPEND on NRSA TRAINING GRANTS|
|FY20 Predoctoral Stipend||$25,836||NOT-OD-21-049|
When submitting a proposal or receiving an award that mandates the NIH NRSA stipend rate for predoctoral scholars (in FY20, $25,320), the School of Medicine will fund the difference between the NRSA stipend rate and the SOM graduate student stipend rate. This only applies when the student's home department is in the School of Medicine, regardless of where the grant funding is managed. Departments should contact Dr. Mike Grotewiel and Ruth McIntosh-Brandt regarding this differential funding.
|PhD Students||Tuition & Fees||Type|
|Fall||$6,642||Always In State|
|Total to budget annually||$15,249|
|MD-PhD Students||Tuition & Fees||Type|
|Fall||$6,707||Always In State|
|Total to budget annually||$15,379|
Postdoctoral Fellows and Trainees
|Current amounts for budgeting|
|Minimum postdoc salary||$53,760||NOT-OD-21-049|
|FY21 fringe benefit rate for postdoctoral fellows paid through VCU Payroll||19.9%||See latest DHHS rate agreement|
|Annual health insurance cost for postdoctoral trainees paid a stipend via Accounts Payable||$5,800||Via email from Postdoctoral Affairs Office|
When including faculty with joint VA appointments in a proposal, make sure the following language is included in the budget justification personnel section:
Dr. XX has an appointment with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and with the Richmond Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). The institutional base salary used in this application represents the VCU salary, and it does not include salary from the VAMC appointment. Dr. XX has __/8th appointment at the VAMC. He/She is contributing __ person months (__%) VCU effort to this application.