Under the federal Uniform Guidance, participant support costs include stipends and subsistence allowances, travel allowances and registration fees paid to, or on behalf of participants or trainees (but not employees), in connection with conferences or training projects. Participant support costs that can be directly attributed to an individual participant.

Costs for project organizers (such as a PI or Co PI), speakers, and program facilitators or coordinators, even where these individuals actually participate as a program participant, are not considered participant support costs.

Participant support costs are exempt from Facilities and Administrative (F&A or indirect costs).

See – Research Foundation Participant Support Costs