Other Direct Costs

Materials & Supplies

This category includes items that are expended or consumed in the performance period of a project. Typical items would be chemicals, glassware, computer supplies, data collection materials, etc.

Other Costs

This category includes costs that do not fit readily elsewhere, e.g., publication charges, duplication costs, subject fees, project related long distance phone calls, data analysis, purchased services (e.g., statistical consultation billed at an hourly rate). Maintenance contracts are generally only allowed for equipment purchased as part of the project. 


Describe who will be traveling, where, and for what purpose. The University’s Travel Policy and Procedures specify reimbursement rates for mileage, meals, lodging, and other expenses. Check current annual rates. When computing travel expenses, include transportation, accommodations and per diem, registration, and all other allowable expenses.