Participant support costs

Participant support costs are direct costs for items such as stipends or subsistence allowances, travel allowances, and registration fees paid to or on behalf of participants or trainees (but not Duke employees) in connection with conferences, or training projects. Participant support costs are allowable expenses with the prior approval of the federal sponsor; funds budgeted for participant support costs can generally be rebudgeted to other costs only with the sponsor prior approval.

This category is used primarily for conference proposals or training proposals such as NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) proposals where the students come to Duke from other universities and colleges.

NOTE: Participant support costs are managed on subcodes because they must be accounted for separately and excluded from the calculation of the F&A costs