Cost Estimates and Rates

Please contact SRAC if you need any cost estimates or proposal budgets.  We are happy to help!

However, for your convenience, here are a few of the most often requested estimates and rates:

  • Graduate Research Assistants (includes stipend, health insurance, tuition, workstation support and applicable overhead):
    • Summer 2017, using sponsored funds:  approximately $15,415
    • Summer 2017, using a gift account:  approximately $9,510
    • Summer 2017, using a university discretionary account:  approximately $9,457
    • AY2017-2018, using sponsored funds:  approximately $31,042 per semester
    • AY2017-2018, using a gift account:  approximately $29,873 per semester
    • AY2017-2018, using a university discretionary account:  approximately $22,419 per semester
  • Fringe Benefits:  The Cornell fringe benefits rate for endowed units such as CIS is currently 34.9% on non-student salaries/wages.
  • Overhead/indirect costs/facilities and administrative costs:
    • For sponsored research projects:  63% (not charged on capital equipment, GRA tuition and GRA health insurance, participant support, or subcontracts after the first $25,000).  Effective July 1, 2018, the rate will increase to 64%.  Grants that came in while the rate was 61% (prior to July 1, 2016) will remain at 61% until they end.
    • Other sponsored activities (such as conference grants):  37% (not charged on participant support). 
    • For gifts:  10% (not charged on GRA stipends, GRA tuition or GRA health insurance)
    • For university discretionary accounts:  0%