5 Applying for a grant

Please ensure that you read the appropriate scheme/call guidelines in conjunction with the information available in the handbook.

All costs that contribute to the fEC of the proposal should be included under one of the following cost headings Directly Incurred; Directly Allocated; Indirect Costs; Exceptions.

All costings should be at current prices, with no allowance for inflation. The Research Councils may include an allowance for inflation if a grant is awarded.

The funds awarded will include any costs in respect of VAT, or other taxes, payable on the purchase of goods and services by the Research Organisation or assessed as due on the work carried out. No additional payments will be made by STFC in respect of such taxes. All monetary values referred to in this handbook are inclusive of VAT, and other taxes, unless otherwise stated.

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