Indirect Cost Negotiation Agreement

You have just received a message from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that your SBIR Phase II grant proposal has been selected for funding. As you go through the JIT process, your stock exchange management expert asks, “Do you have a negotiated indirect cost rate (NICRA) agreement to support the F-A rate you requested in the proposal?” After submitting your indirect cost proposal to your agency, you begin the negotiation process. The results of each negotiation are formalized in a written agreement between the Cognitive Agency and the non-profit organization. The indirect cost recognition agency will provide copies of the agreement to all relevant federal authorities. The first step is to determine which federal agency is most likely to be designated as your cognitive organization. You do this by looking at which federal agency provides your organization with the highest dollar value of federal premiums. This agency will negotiate the agency with which you will negotiate a standard indirect cost rate. The NICRA allows the Grants or Contracting Officer to quickly calculate the appropriate allocation of indirect project costs and calculate these lines for the entire process. Finally, a negotiated agreement at an indirect cost rate is prepared and sent to you for signature and execution.

NiH and DoD generally determine the means available for direct cost allocation, in order to maximize equity and competitiveness in a peer review, so that auditors can evaluate the science of applications in a context of comparable costs (for example. B direct costs). NiH does not grant applications ≥ $500,000 per year in direct fees without prior authorization from the NIH Institute/Center. To calculate whether your direct cost is $500,000 per year or more, you do not take into account the indirect costs for Densub beneficiaries in the database, but all other direct costs as well as all equipment costs. NiH offers (indirect) research and development costs without the need for a trading set for certain scholarship classes, including scholarships, training and career development, as well as for foreign or international organizations and foreign-component national scholarships, with a rate of 8% of the MTDC. The statutory auditor examines all the cost categories that make up your indirect rates and asks very detailed questions about the nature of the different expense items and how you obtained your assumptions.