Fringe Benefit (FB) rates for FY2019

Dear Colleagues,

The University has finalized fringe benefit rates for Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019). Please begin to use the FY2019 rates in proposal budgets for budget periods starting July 1, 2018.

AURA-Grants is in the process of being updated so that any new Funding Proposals with a start date of July 1, 2018 – or after – will automatically default to the new fringe rates. You may also update these rates manually in the Personnel Costs section of the budget grids. If you need assistance, please email


FY 2019
Finalized Rates

Benefits Eligible - Federal Rate


Benefits Eligible - Non-Federal / University Rate


Benefit Ineligible Rate


For additional information about Fringe Benefits, please review the URA website:

Thank you,

Arpa Orojian
Assistant Director, Sponsored Programs Operations
The University of Chicago | University Research Administration
Office of Research and National Laboratories