Frequently Needed Information

Name of Applicant Organization: 
University of Kentucky Research Foundation

Address of Applicant Organization:
500 South Limestone 
109 Kinkead Hall
Lexington, KY 40526-0001
Ph: (859) 257-9420
Fax: (859) 323-1060
Email: ospa@uky.edu

The above address should be used for federal proposals.  For Grants.gov packages, the address should be used in the Applicant Organization section and the Authorized Official sections.  For NSF proposals, use the above address in the Place of Performance section.

For non-federal proposals and USPS or Courier delivery use:
109 Kinkead Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0057
Ph: (859) 257-9420
Fax: (859) 323-1060
Email: ospa@uky.edu

Remittance address for checks / Payments:
University of Kentucky Research Foundation
c/o PNC Bank 
P.O. Box 931113
Cleveland, OH 44193

Remittance by ACH
Please contact spa.ar@uky.edu to request bank information for electronic payments.

Official Authorized to Sign / Legally Bind Applicant Organization:
Kim C. Carter, Associate Director
University of Kentucky Research Foundation
(determine which address to use per instructions above)

Sponsored Projects Accounting / Fiscal contact:
Jennifer Miles, Director 
337 Frank D Peterson Service Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0005
(859) 257-3662
UKRFInvoices@uky.edu

Fringe Benefits

Fringe Benefits

Rates Effective 7/1/17 until Amended

Benefit Faculty  Staff Post Doc Graduate/
Undergrad Students
Retirement 10% 10% N/A N/A
Social Security 7.65% 7.65% 7.65% 7.65%
Other Fringe 2.8% 3.0% 0.7% 0.7%
Total Percent 20.45% 20.65% 8.35% 8.35%
PLUS a Prorated Amount of Health and Life Insurance
Multi-year projects should project a 3% increase in insurance per year. Amounts shown below are for the '17-'18 year. Estimated Student Health costs for future years are provided below. 
Employee $495/mo
$5,940/yr
$495/mo
$5,940/yr
$495/mo
$5,940/yr
$2,800/year (estimated)
Employee & Children $649/mo
$7,788/yr
$649/mo
$7,788/yr
$649/mo
$7,788/yr
N/A
Employee & Spouse $783/mo
$9,396/yr
$783/mo
$9,396/yr
$783/mo
$9,396/yr
N/A
Employee & Family $922/mo
$11,064/yr
$922/mo
$11,064/yr
$922/mo
$11,064/y
N/A
Life Insurance
Details on Rates for Optional Life Insurance Coverage
Life Insurance $3/month $3/month $3/month N/A

 

NEW - Rates for FY19. Please use when budgeting for awards expected to start AFTER July 1, 2018. Please note that Student Health and Tuition rates are still estimates.

Benefit Faculty Staff Post Doc

Graduate/
Undergrad Students

Retirement 10% 10% N/A N/A
Social Security 7.65% 7.65% 7.65% 7.65%
Other Fringe 2.55% 2.72% 1.20% 1.20%
Total Percent 20.2% 20.37% 8.85% 8.85%
PLUS a Prorated Amount of Health and Life Insurance
Multi-year projects should project a 3% increase in insurance per year. Amounts shown below are for the '18-'19 year. Estimated Student Health costs for future years are provided below. 
Employee $500/mo
$6,000/yr
$500/mo
$6,000/yr
$500/mo
$6,000/yr
$2,300/year (estimated)
Employee & Children $659/mo
$7,908/yr
$659/mo
$7,908/yr
$659/mo
$7,908/yr
N/A
Employee & Spouse $795/mo
$9,540/yr
$795/mo
$9,540/yr
$795/mo
$9,540/yr
N/A
Employee & Family $936/mo
$11,232/yr
$936/mo
$11,232/yr
$936/mo
$11,232/yr
N/A
Life Insurance
Details on Rates for Optional Life Insurance Coverage
Life Insurance $3/month $3/month $3/month N/A


NIH Salary Cap: NIH Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contacts: NOT-OD-18-137

Health Insurance: Health Insurance for TBN (to be named) positions or where the insurance class is unknown, should be calculated at the full family rate. Also, personnel are responsible for any additional insurance provider. See the UK HR page for more information.

Graduate or Undergraduate: Students who carry certain course loads are exempt from FICA. However, at the proposal stage, we suggest you include the FICA for all students because student loads are often below the required level.

Graduate Students: If graduate student wages are budgeted in a proposal, support for graduate student tuition must also be budgeted. Graduate student tuition should be budgeted under "Other" direct costs in the proposal budget. For 20 hr/week research assistants, tuition and health insurance rates are summarized here.

Travel, F&A, etc

Facilities & Administration Costs

Information on the current F&A costs can be found on the primary F&A costs page

Enrichment Program

For information on enrichment eligibility and calculating enrichment splits, visit the Research Enrichment Program page.

Annual Budget Escalation

NOTE: Sponsors may limit escalation. Please check policy and the funding opportunity.

Recommended Rates:
Salaries: 3% (Note: The fringe benefit rate should not be escalated. Use current rates and apply to escalated salaries.)
Other Costs: 5%

Travel Costs

Mileage: 54.5 cents per mile
Per Diem Rates: Reimbursement of Travel Expenses

Hazardous Waste Recharge Rate

Current rate and GL Accounts to which it applies

Codes, Accreditation Dates, and Tax Status

The list of institutional, state, federal codes and accreditation dates is available here

Frequently used acronyms and jargon are explained in this list.

Verification of UKRF's Tax Status (pdf)