Participant Support Costs are defined as direct costs such as stipends, allowances, registration fees paid to or on behalf of participants in connection with conferences or training projects. Participant Support Costs require agency approval as stated in the UG. Typically, F&A is not allowed on these costs without agency approval.
SPA will also monitor an award’s burn rate, the rate at which funding is being spent, to uncover underspending and potential overspending to avoid cost overruns or surpluses at closeout. When identified, SPA will alert research centers/departments of any discrepancies.