Overhead Accounts: Department and PI overhead accounts are distributed on a bi-annual basis, in January and July.
January’s distribution will be calculated using overhead earned from January 1st, through June 30th of the previous calendar year.
July’s distribution will be calculated using overhead earned from July 1st, through December 31st of the previous calendar year.
Overhead is calculated and distributed on all external contracts and grants using the following rates:

Funds in an overhead account are not tied to any specific project, but they must be used for research related expenditures.

The current distribution is for 1/1/20-6/30/20. Each Department RA should have received a report. The next distribution should be in Summer 2021. If any questions on the reports, please contact COS Post Award.  

UCF Business Unit (example)

Please note, the “Off-the-Top UCF” does fluctuate a small percentage each distribution. 

 

Research Foundation Business Unit (example)

Here you will find the COS policy regarding Overhead/Indirect Cost Distribution.

If you or a faculty needs to request a individual Overhead Account, please fill out a Request for an Overhead Account Form. Completed forms should be sent to COS Post-Award.