Non-Sponsored Receivables Rate Announcement

To: Stanford Community

From: Kathie Kern, Director, Research Administration Compliance, Vice Provost and Dean of Research Office

Date: August 30, 2020

Subject: FY2021 Non-Sponsored Receivables and Stanford Affiliates Indirect Cost Rates

The FY2021 Non-Sponsored Receivables Rate is 57.7% calculated on Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC). This rate must be used for all external customers/users of service centers and cores/shared facilities who are not Official Stanford Affiliates (see below).

The FY 2021 Stanford Affiliate Rate for Stanford Affiliate external customers/users remains at 8% Total Direct Costs for service centers, cores/shared facilities in departments, schools, labs, institutes, and centers. The Stanford Affiliate Rate is not applicable to the Veterinary Service Center (VSC). Use the published VSC rates for external users of the Veterinary Service Center.

The four Stanford Affiliate groups are:

• Carnegie Institution for Science on Stanford campus

• Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) on Stanford campus

• Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR)

• VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS)

Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research or the School of Medicine Dean’s Office.

If you have any questions, please contact me at or Bruce Koch at for the School of Medicine.