5 Seeking Resources
5.1 Directly Incurred Costs
5.1.5 Travel and Subsistence
- Travel and subsistence costs for journeys, conferences and workshops that
are directly related to the research project and will be undertaken within the
grant duration can be sought as a directly incurred cost.
- Additional child care costs, e.g.for attendance at conferences and
workshops that are directly related to the project, can be sought as a directly
- Travel costs should be in accordance with the rules of the Research
Organisation. They should normally be based on the most suitable and economical
form of travel, although STFC will consider funding more expensive, but
less carbon-emitting, forms of travel where this is permitted by the
Research Organisation's policies. However, the cost of carbon offsets is not an
admissible cost on research grants.
- The costs of travel insurance should normally be included in the
Indirect costs of the Research Organisation, but may be
requested as a separate directly incurred cost where it can be shown that the
cost arises specifically as a result of the project funded by the grant, is not
covered by the existing institutional policies, and is separately indentifiable
- For Visiting Researchers reasonable expenses will be paid for travel to and
from the UK by the Senior Visiting Scientist, but travel and subsistence and
childcare costs are not payable for their families. Subsistence expenses
should be related to the individual circumstances of each case and the rates
appropriate for visiting workers within the host Research Organisation.