When completing NSF grant applications, ensure that costs for conference speaker fees are entered in the Other Direct Costs category and not the Participant Support Costs category.
For additional Frequently asked Questions as to what may or may not be entered in the Participant Support Costs category on an NSF grant application, please see the NSF Newsletter at https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/newsletter/may_2017.pdf.
For additional questions, contact your Contract and Grant Officer.
Sandra M. Stevens
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