This page addresses several types of expenses that require special attention in federally sponsored research.

  • Additional Pay: Full policy on additional pay which defines several types of payment including payment guidelines.
  • Budget and Expense Account Codes: Information on the budget and account codes used to classify different types of expenses in NUFinancials.
  • Consultants: Policies and procedures for the use of outside consultants in sponsored research.
  • Cost Allowability for Sponsored Charges: A collection of tools that facilitate the justification of charging sponsored projects including a list of unallowable costs.
  • Cost Transfers: Northwestern procedures and best practices for processing cost transfers.
  • Equipment: Northwestern policies and federal requirements for the use of large instruments and machines.
  • Immigration Fees: Policies for involving researchers from a foreign country on certain federally sponsored projects.
  • Institutional Allowance: National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded individual fellowships policy statement and frequently asked questions.
  • Research Subject Fees: Instructions to process payments for research subjects including a link to Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  • Subcontracts: Monitoring awards that fund subrecipients from other institutions.
  • Travel: Overlapping Northwestern policies and federal requirements that govern travel by sponsored project investigators on business related to their research project.