You may contact Hannah Wallisch.
This table represents the general rule; please refer to the grant guidelines for specific exceptions,
or contact either Tina Radley or Hannah Wallisch if you have questions.
*Allowable (A) and Unallowable (U) Direct Costs
|Advertising and Public Relations Costs||A|
|Equipment & Other Capital Expenditures||A|
|Goods or Services for Personal Use||U|
|Independent Research and Development||U|
|Maintenance & Repair Costs||A|
|Materials & Supplies||A|
|Meeting & Conference Registration Fees||A|
|Memberships, Subscriptions & Professional Activity Costs (some granting agencies allow |
these costs - check your grant agreement for clarification)
|Overtime, Extra-Pay Shift, and Multi-Shift Premiums||A|
|Preaward Costs - Up to 90 Days Prior to Award||A|
|Professional Service Costs||A|
|Publication and Printing Costs||A|
|Research Patient Care||A|
|Salaries and Wages||A|
|Termination or Suspension Costs for Grants||U|
|Training & Education||A|
|Transportation of Property, i.e., Freight, Express, Cartage, Postage||A|
Cost-Share (oftentimes referred to as 'in-kind') and matching funds are contributions made to an award from other funds. The contributions must be for expenses that are necessary and reasonable to support the objectives of the grant award. It can only be from non-federal funds, must be allowable by federal regulations, cannot be used by more than one project, and must be auditable. This could include faculty effort, printing paid from departmental funds, etc.
Cost-share and matching expenses that are included in proposals become required cost-share/matching and must be accounted for and verified.
Departments and Principal Investigators (PIs) must track all required cost-share and be able to document it. Cost-share/matching that is payroll-related is completed via the Time & Effort Report.
Types of Match
The value of donated services or goods: Labor, space, vehicles, training, equipment, supplies, equipment, services.
Keeping Track of Match
Indirect costs are costs that are not directly accountable to a particular cost object (such as a function or product). Indirect costs may be either fixed or variable. Indirect costs include administration, personnel and security costs, and are also known as facilities and administrative costs (F & A).
Indirect versus Direct costs
Direct costs are those costs associated with activities or services that are associated with a specific project such as salaries and fringe for instructional or project staff, supplies required to carry out the activities of the project, travel, and student workers . Because these activities are easily traced to projects, their costs are usually charged to projects on an item-by-item basis.
Indirect costs are "those [costs] that are incurred for common or joint objectives and therefore cannot be identified readily and specifically with a particular sponsored project, an instructional activity, or any other institutional activity" (OMB Circular A-21, Section E.1). Examples of indirect costs include: services of accounting staff and research administrators, cost of utilities for a building housing multiple projects and other functions, office supplies, postage, local telephone, and communications, and depreciation on building an improvement of equipment.
Per UW System Policy, all grant and contract applications to and awards from Federal agencies (except as
provided otherwise by Federal regulations) must include indirect costs at the agreed upon rate set forth in the
University/DHHS Negotiation agreement.
The Indirect Rate Policy can be viewed from here.
The current negotiated indirect costs rate for UW-Parkside is:
For questions regarding purchasing any supplies or equipment or for contracting with an outside vendor for goods or services, please visit UW-Parkside Business Services Purchasing Department or contact Purchasing via email.
When an individual possesses a financial interest in a research proposal.