NSF Grant Application Tip: Participant Support Category

Dear Colleagues:

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

Associate Director, Sponsored Projects


Sponsored Projects Administration

Office of Research

University of California, Irvine

141 Innovation, Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92617-3213

PH:  (949) 824-4928

Fax: (949) 824-2094



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