General Administration Resources

Materials and Supplies

  • Budget for all project-specific materials and supplies needed, including consumable office supplies, educational materials, and general purpose and other equipment with a per item price less than $5,000/each. Materials and supplies are not provided through the budgeting or recovery of F&A. Necessary materials and supplies not provided by the grant must be provided directly by the Unit.
  • The cost basis for materials and supplies is the PI's best estimate based on past experience purchasing similar items, written or oral quotes from a vendor, or catalog price; include shipping costs for each item.
  • For multi-year projects an inflationary factor of 5%/project year is suggested but not mandatory.