Travel is allowable as a direct cost when such travel will provide direct benefit to the project.  The University of Texas at Dallas follows the following Travel guideline, which outlines the allowable travel costs for grants, contracts, and sub‐awards. Sponsored projects are subject to certain federal laws (if federally funded), the guidelines set forth in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 2 CFR 200 200.474 (if federally funded), specific agency restrictions, as well as The University of Texas at Dallas Travel Policy. The terms and conditions of the individual agreement should be reviewed prior to incurring and/or processing any travel cost. When there is a conflict between university policy and award requirements, the most restrictive policy applies.

These are the basic criteria to determine Travel costs.

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