Honorarium Payments on Restricted Grant Funds

Honorarium Payments on Restricted Grant Funds

Feb 18, 2014

Honoraria or other payments for the purpose of conferring distinction or to symbolize respect, esteem, or admiration may not be paid from federally-sourced grant funds.

 

The USNH Financial Services policy on honoraria was recently updated to acknowledge the fact that honoraria or other payments for the purpose of conferring distinction or to symbolize respect, esteem, or admiration may not be paid from federally-sourced grant funds. This reflects the understanding that the cost of professional and consultant services paid from federal grant funds are allowable only when reasonable in relation to the services rendered and are ordinarily arranged using an Independent Contractor Agreement.  Sponsored Programs Administration will continue to review honoraria paid from non-federal restricted grant funds on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact your Grant & Contract Administrator or your Financial Research Administrator at SPA with any questions or concerns.

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