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CRIS University: Introduction to CRIS Workshop

Hold the Date!

Dates: May 12 - 14, 2020 (Tuesday - Thursday)

Location:  MAXIMUS Higher Education Offices, Northbrook, IL (just outside Chicago)

CPE Credits: 14

Agenda: Link to workshop agenda.

Description: This introductory workshop provided university professionals who prepare F&A rate proposals with an overview of CRIS. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Gain a basic familiarity with the CRIS application on a laptop in our workshop computer lab, under the direction of MAXIMUS staff.
  • Complete a CRIS model, using data for a simulated university.
  • Calculate an F&A rate for the modeled university and generated reports for a rate proposal.

CRIS is compliant with Uniform Guidance 2 CFR PART 200. Participants step through the CRIS process of calculating the Utility Cost Adjustment, which may increase your Organized Research F&A rate by up to 1.3 points.


Contact Allison Toal at for more information on registration and hotel accommodations.