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.
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. Funds proposed in this category and approved by the agency cannot be rebudgeted for use in other categories without the prior approval of the agency.
NOTE: Participant support costs must be excluded from the calculation of the F&A costs.