Other Directly Incurred Costs

List any other directly incurred costs in this section, with a brief description of each item, or group of items.

Items should be specified as far as possible in the attachments 'Case for Support' and 'Justification of resources' and justified in terms of requirement for the research proposed.

Examples of items that may be included under this heading are:

 

 

 

- THE FOLLOWING IS COUNCIL SPECIFIC GUIDANCE - 

 

 

AHRC - Specific Requirements

Exceptional cost Indicator

Please note that the majority of AHRC schemes do not permit this therefore you should only select the ‘Is Exception’ option if it is specifically mentioned in the scheme guidance document.

By using the ‘Is Exception’ option you are requesting that the cost of this item is funded at 100% FEC by AHRC.

ESRC - Specific Requirements

Exceptional Cost Indicator

ESRC is currently trialing the inclusion of non-UK based investigators and Business, third sector or government body co-investigators on most of its grant funding schemes. This provides the ability for applicants to identify such costs (to be paid at 100%) under an exceptional fund heading.
Therefore such costs should be indicated by selecting the "Is Exception" box within this Other Directly Incurred cost section.

Social Survey costs (in house)

Costs for social survey work proposed to be done using in-house resources should be included under this heading. Where it has been agreed that large surveys should be performed by an in-house team then costs will be funded at the standard 80 per cent fEC funding rate.

Proposals including such costs will need to fully justify why the work should not be subject to external competition, and provide benchmarking or other data to support a case that best value for money is being achieved through using research organisation staff rather than external contractors.

Surveys are required to be subject to normal competitive purchasing principles, including where these are expected to exceed £25k full tendering procedures. Survey costs should be estimated as robustly as possible. For all items exceeding £25,000 the proposal should explain the basis for the estimates, using bench marking figures wherever possible. Estimates for survey costs should NOT allow for inflation.

List any other directly incurred costs in this section, with a brief description of each item, or group of items.

Items should be specified as far as possible in the attachments 'Case for Support' and 'Justification of resources' and justified in terms of requirement for the research proposed.

MRC - Specific Requirements

 

NHS costs

Applications may be made for research costs associated with NHS studies. Costs included in these applications comprise of:

For further information regarding the above detailed costs, please see the MRC website www.mrc.ac.uk.

Overseas Centre Costs

If the fellow plans to spend six months or more at an overseas centre a contribution to the centre’s estates and indirect costs can be requested as other directly incurred costs. These can be requested at 100% (Exception).

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