Different institutions or contractors
Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
HEIs should determine the full economic cost (FEC) of their research using the transparent approach to costing (TRAC) methodology. For more information please refer to the guidance notes relevant to the opportunity you are applying for.
Please note that whilst the applicable percentages will be used to calculate the maximum award payable, the programme reserves the right to award a grant for less than this maximum where it is considered appropriate.
NHS bodies and other providers of NHS services in England
For applications where the contractor is an NHS body or provider of NHS services in England, up to 100% of direct costs will be paid.
NHS indirect costs cannot be claimed through NIHR/DHSC programme funding. NHS bodies or other providers of NHS services have been allocated NIHR Research Capability Funding (RCF) to contribute to the cost of hosting NIHR/DHSC-supported research.
If you are a commercial organisation/consultancy or a charity, please fill in direct costs and your indirect costs. Indirect costs should be charged in proportion to the amount of research staff effort requested on the funding application form. Up to 100% of costs will be paid.