For some of the below items, SPRA will take the lead. Confirm with your post award specialist which items are your responsibility.
Per NIH the definition of indirect costs is: “Necessary costs incurred by a recipient for a common or joint purpose benefitting more than one cost objective, and not readily assignable to the cost objectives specifically benefitted, without effort disproportionate to the results achieved. To facilitate equitable distribution of indirect expenses to the cost objectives served, it may be necessary to establish a number of pools of F&A (indirect) costs. F&A (indirect) cost pools must be distributed to benefitted cost objectives on bases that will produce an equitable result in consideration of relative benefits derived.”A visual representation can be found here.
Yes, it is Care New England policy to inflate salaries 3% in the out years of new grant submissions unless forbidden in the FOA or by the funding agency.