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From the desk of
Susan Wyatt Sedwick, Ph.D., CRA
Associate Vice President for Research and
Director, Office of Sponsored Projects
The University of Texas at Austin
Given the following notice contained in the latest guidelines for the National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG), Dr. Sanchez has rescinded his blanket waiver for including IDC in the proposal budgets. One NSF program officer told us that they would Return Without Review (reject) any proposal that contains cost sharing including waivers of IDC.
Indirect Costs: Please note an important change to the treatment of indirect costs that was incorporated into the SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) program solicitation (NSF 11-547). NSF's long-standing policy regarding the reimbursement of administrative costs is full reimbursement of indirect costs, based on the awardee's current Federally negotiated indirect cost rate agreement. To ensure consistency with Foundation and Federal-wide policies, proposals submitted in response to this program solicitation are subject to the awardee's current Federally negotiated indirect cost rate.
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