Fringe benefits are direct costs and must be included in the proposal budget. These costs are expressed as a rate and vary by employee class.
The University negotiates its fringe rates with the federal government on an annual basis. There are three separately negotiated rates: University area, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health.
Below are the negotiated and approved Harvard University Fringe Rates. As noted above there are three fringe benefits rates at the University. The Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health rates can be found at the end of the page for each respective year.
- FY2016-Projected for Budgeting Only*
- FY2015-Projected for Budgeting Only
- FY2014-Approved by DHHS
- FY2013-Approved by DHHS
- FY2012-Approved by DHHS
- FY2011-Approved by DHHS
- FY2010-Approved by DHHS
- FY2009-Approved by DHHS
- FY2008-Approved by DHHS
- FY2007-Approved by DHHS
- FY2006-Approved by DHHS
A summary table of HSPH fringe rates from FY12-FY15 is available for your convenience.
*Federal Proposals must use the approved fringe rates for future years.