Off Campus Definition
Off-campus research is research that is conducted (1) in leased facilities not owned by Vanderbilt University where space related costs (e.g. rent, utilities and maintenance) are charged directly to the program, or (2) over an uninterrupted period of time in excess of 90 days in facilities made available (at no cost) to the program by a non-University organization or (3) away from Vanderbilt over an uninterrupted period of time in excess of 90 days for field work. The off-campus rate is not to be used as a substitute for research related travel.
Projects that are conducted at two or more locations (e.g. a portion of the project meets the above criteria and is considered off campus and a portion of the project is performed on campus) and supported by a single grant or contract must be accounted for in separate cost centers with the applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A) rate applied to each. Please contact the Office of Contract and Grant Accounting for further assistance.