General Administration Resources

Inflation Factors

Projects covering more than one year should reflect an appropriate annual inflationary adjustment. A suggested inflationary adjustment of 5%/project year is recommended in the absence of sponsor specific guidance. The inflationary adjustment typically applies to salaries (EPA/SPA or temporary), fringe benefits and tuition support for students. While 5% is suggested, 4 - 8% is a reasonable range of potential inflationary rate factors.