Indirect Costs

Indirect Costs

Indirect Costs are costs that are incurred for common or joint objectives, cannot be readily identified with a particular final cost objective, and are treated consistently with other costs incurred for the same purpose in like circumstances. They benefit more than one final cost objective, and must be allocated equitably to each benefiting cost objective. Indirect costs are reimbursed based on an organization’s approved indirect cost rates.

The NCAR Budget & Planning Office is responsible for the development of the NCAR indirect, facility usage, and service center rates. Information regarding the purpose and development of these rates can be found in the various menu items to the left on this page. 

Starting in FY 2014, the Indirect Rate Methodology will change. Please see the IRMC webpage for detailed information:  https://www2.fin.ucar.edu/irmc  

If you have any questions regarding indirect costs or indirect cost rates, please contact Geoff Cheeseman at ext. 1110 or email him at geoff@ucar.edu.