NHMRC travel costs advice

12 October 2012

The NHMRC has provided advice for grant-holders on the use of grant funds for travel, conference and publication costs.

As travel can not always be predicted in the course of a research project, the cost of conference attendance and publications can't be included in the direct research costs in application budgets. When travel is integral to undertaking the research project such as field work, research collaboration or use of facilities in other countries this should be included in the application.

The NHMRC is allowing travel and conference costs to be acquitted as direct research costs if directly related to the approved research objectives and attendance at the conference is to present outcomes of the funded research.

The NHMRC will cover one overseas trip per year per grant for a single investigator and reasonable domestic travel.  All overseas travel must be approved prior to travel.

For your overseas travel you will need to submit an application for approval to the Research Portfolio. For more information about how to do this please contact
Yamini Sandiran.

To read the full advice from the NHMRC visit the
NHMRC website.

Contact: Yamini Sandiran

Phone: +61 2 8627 8101

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