Notice of Change to Non-Allowable Costs for PA-11-201 Research on Children in Military Families: The Impact of Parental Military Deployment and Reintegration on Child and Family Functioning (R13)

Notice Number: NOT-OD-12-051

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Release Date: February 10, 2012

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As indicated in NOT-OD-12-041, the HHS Policy on Promoting Efficient Spending prohibits food/meal costs from being charged to NIH-supported conference grants or cooperative agreements. The purpose of this Notice is to update PA-11-201 “Research on Children in Military Families: The Impact of Parental Military Deployment and Reintegration on Child and Family Functioning (R13)” to reflect this policy change to non-allowable costs.

In Section IV. Application and Submission Information, subsection 6. Other Submission Requirements is revised to include the following information about allowable and non-allowable costs.  

Allowable Costs: Salary (in proportion to the time or effort spent directly on the conference/scientific meeting); rental of necessary equipment; travel and per diem or subsistence allowances; supplies needed for conduct of the meeting (only if received for use during the budget period); conference services; publication costs; funds to help defray registration costs for some select attendees (for example, women, racial/ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, other individuals who have been traditionally underrepresented in science, graduate students); speakers’ fees.

Non-allowable costs: Meals/food and beverages; purchase of equipment; transportation costs exceeding U.S. carrier coach class fares; visas; passports; entertainment; tips; bar charges; personal telephone calls; laundry charges; dues; honoraria or other payments for the purpose of conferring distinction or communicating respect, esteem or admiration; patient care; alterations or renovations; facilities and administrative costs/indirect costs. Refer to the NIH Grants Policy Statement for additional information regarding costs.

All other aspects of this FOA remain unchanged.


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