The percentage deducted for cost recovery can vary based on the method used to compute it. The rate for FY 2020 is 6.68% when based on the MIPR/IAA total or 6.68% when based on the amount that the university's IUCRC is to receive. Both percentages should yield the same dollar values. Documents that use the NSF 6.68% default recovery rate must base their calculation on the MIPR/IAA total (selling price). For a basic tutorial in computing cost recovery (percent markups), please visit http://www.ehow.com/how_4425471_calculate-markup-percentage.html

NSF default is based in the MIPR/IAA total. A sample computation follows:

NSF Recovery Rate (percentage) | 6.68% |

Amount to University (cost) | $93.32 |

NSF cost recovery (markup) | 6.68 |

MIPR/IAA total (selling price) | $100.00 |

Percent markup (markup/selling price) | .0668% |

A sample computation based on the dollar amount to the university is shown below:

NSF Recovery Rate (percentage) | 0.0668 |

Amount to University (cost) | $100.00 |

NSF cost recovery (markup) | 6.68 |

MIPR/IAA total (selling price) | $107.16 |

Percent markup (markup/cost) | 6.68% |

**Membership Fee Based Calculation**

Determining the program support is another alternative to computing the 6.68% which you might want to use in arriving at the same dollar values as presented above. Let's assume that the university membership fee is $100,000 and that the NSF cost recovery rate is 6.68%. This would be your formula:

Program support / (1 - rate) = total $ to be transferred to NSF

$100,000 / (1 – 0.0668) or $100,000/(0.9332) = $107,158 (rounded to the nearest whole dollar)