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Direct Charge Justification

Direct Charge Justification Form

Used to justify these types of direct costs:

  • Salaries and fringe benefits for administrative and clerical staff for a project that requires an extensive amount of administrative or clerical support. The administrative support must be significantly greater than the routine level of such services provided by academic departments. The personnel performing the tasks should be specifically identified with the project or activity.
  • Special equipment such as computers that can be demonstrated as necessary for the project and that will be used exclusively for the project.

If it is necessary to charge these types of costs to a project, the Direct Charge Justification form should be completed, signed by the PI and department head, and attached in PAMS to be submitted to the Office of Research with the proposal.

If the proposal is for a center that is 100% funded by grants, please note this on the Form.