General Administration Resources


  • The UNC subsistence rate for meals and mileage should be used for all proposals. Lodging rates in excess of the per diem rate must be justified.
  • Always provide justification of travel expenses. Consult the sponsor guidelines to determine the format for travel cost descriptions. Sponsors often ask for detail when they perform proposal cost analysis. Keep in mind that a lump sum figure with no destinations and/or detail may hold up the award process.
  • More information about current State of North Carolina per diem rates can be found in UNC Policies and Procedures, section 4.0: Travel.
  • For travel expenses associated with multi-year projects, an inflationary factor of 5% per project year is suggested but not mandatory.