Participant Support Costs
Participant support costs are those costs paid to or on behalf of non-U of I employees 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.
All participant support funds included in an award will be budgeted to primary expense category 32 in Banner. 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 may not be re-budgeted to other expense categories without prior agency approval. For more detail, see the Participant Support Costs guide.