What are the cost limitations?

  • Allowable costs include:

1. Direct costs:

a. Salaries and benefits of the principal investigator(s)

b. Salaries and benefits of research support personnel, including post-doctoral fellows and graduate students

c. Research materials, reagents, supplies, software, and personnel time provided to the research institution (valued at cost) by the industry sponsor

d. Purchase and care of laboratory animals

e. Research equipment (limited to 10 percent of grant)

f. Travel essential for research and interactions with industry sponsor

2. Indirect costs will be the NIH approved rate of the grantee or research institution; the same indirect cost rate should be used for MLSC Grant and for the industry sponsor cash match.

  • Costs incurred prior to the grant award are not eligible for funding.
  • Legal costs associated with the protection or licensing of intellectual property are not eligible for funding.
  • Grant funds may be used only for the costs of project activities at eligible research institutions in Massachusetts. The industry funding used to match the Center’s grant must also be used to support project activities at eligible research institutions based in Massachusetts. Industry funding that exceeds the match requirement may, of course, be used to support project activities outside of the Commonwealth.

Posted in: Cooperative Research Matching Grant Program

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