Participant support costs are those costs paid to or on behalf of non-UI participants for conferences, meetings, workshops, or similar events. These costs may include stipends for trainees/participants; travel, if the event is the sole purpose for the trip; subsistence (per diem and/or housing or lodging); and any other fees required for participation. Any providers of training and/or services are not defined as participants.
Funds budgeted to support participants must be accounted for separately. For projects using the Modified Total Direct Costs methodology these expenses are not charged indirect costs (review the award terms or proposal guidelines for information), and usually may not be rebudgeted to other expense categories without prior agency approval