3.5 Other Direct Costs

1. Consultants

If you plan to use a specialist who offers professional advice or service, include the following in the budget and budget justification.

  • Name and title
  • Daily salary rate
  • Number of days engaged
  • Other expenses (e.g., travel)


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2. Participant Support Costs

Participant support costs are defined in the Uniform Guidance as 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 employees) in connection with conferences or training projects. The Uniform Guidance excludes participant support costs from the MTDC base and defines this base for sponsored projects awarded on or after December 26, 2014.

You should not propose Participant Support Costs on non federal sponsored projects unless required by the sponsor. Categorize such costs using the expenditure types for travel, stipend etc..



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