Research Overhead Distribution

An overview of research overhead distribution.

UBC incurs overhead costs from its research activities. It recovers a portion of these costs from research overhead charges imposed on research grants.

Out of the overhead monies collected by the University, 50% of the monies are retained centrally and the other 50% flows back to the Faculty. The Faculty then allocates 76% of the Faculty portion back to the Departments/Schools/Centres. The Departments/Schools/Centres have discretion on how these overhead funds are used.