Participant support costs are those direct costs paid to (or on behalf of) participants or trainees (not employees) for participation in meetings, conferences, symposia, and workshops or other training projects, when there is a category for participant support costs in the award.

The University of Texas at Dallas follows the following Participant Support guideline, which outlines the participant support costs guidelines. This guideline follows cost accounting standards as prescribed in OMB 2 CFR Part 220 (Uniform Guidance).

Please refer to the following matrix to determine if Research Assistant vs Participant Support vs Research Subject Payment.

Related Policies and Guidance

Procurement Management – Travel Management

Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200

Allowable Cost on federally funded Contracts and Grants

The University of Texas at Dallas Expenditure Policy (UTDBP3097)

OMB Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance)

OMB 2 CFR Part 220

The Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)

The Office of Sponsored Programs