Estates Costs

Estates Costs are a single value and do not require justification in the case for support.

Estates costs cover those costs related to buildings and premises, including capital (depreciation), maintenance, utilities costs, cleaning, security and safety.

Applicants should obtain these costs from their Research Organisation (RO). They will be calculated by institutions using their own cost rates and these will vary across institutions.

If the proposal is for more than one organisation, or example has Co-Investigators from multiple organisations, the component parts of the estate cost for each organisation should be costed separately and added together to be entered as a single composite cost.

If the proposal is part of a Joint proposal and separate proposal forms are being submitted (applicable to BBSRC, EPSRC, NERC and STFC) then the individual RO costs would be entered on each RO submission).

Where an individual will be working away from the Research Organisation on long-term secondment for a period in excess of six months during the project, estates costs should not be charged for the period of secondment.

Estates costs may be included for overseas visitors, regardless of whether the support being requested includes a salary contribution or is only travel and subsistence. Estates costs may not be included where the visiting researcher is from another UK Research Organisation.

Estates Costs FAQ can be found at

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