Changes to NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Guidelines for F&A
NSF changed its guidelines, regarding facilities and administrative (F&A) costs on the “Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites and Supplements” program.
NSF has settled on the following:
Indirect costs (F&A) are not allowed on Participant Support Costs in REU Site or REU Supplement budgets. Note that the REU solicitation's longstanding "administrative allowance" of 25% of the participant support stipend amount in lieu of indirect costs has been discontinued.
However, we can charge F&A on other costs (non-participant support costs) included in REU Site projects.
Full guidelines are here: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13542/nsf13542.htm