Educational Discount as Cost-Sharing Valerie Seaquist 19 Nov 2001 09:14 EST

Good Morning --

We are working on a proposal which requires substantial cost sharing. Part
of our proposed cost will be equipment and materials. One of the PI's has
said that a vendor will give him a substantial discount and he wants to use
this as part of the cost sharing. I can't find a particular reference
addressing this but it seems to me that a "normal" educational discount
would not qualify as cost-sharing. I would think that any discount above the
normal educational discount, if properly explained and documented, could be
counted as cost sharing.

Any references, advice? Thank you.

A good holiday to all!

Val Seaquist
Office of Research Administration
The University of Alabama in Huntsville

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