Budgeting and Indirect Costs

The increased funding success of researchers at UBC and affiliated teaching hospitals puts an increased demand on the overall research infrastructure.

For research activities to be sustainable, and for researchers to receive the necessary support from their faculties, departments and central administration, it is imperative that the full cost of research is recovered.

Full Cost of Research = Direct Costs + Indirect Costs

Direct costs are those that are directly attributable to an individual research project. 

Indirect costs of research are real, ongoing, necessary operating expenses that support research but cannot be wholly attributed to any one research project. Many of the indirect costs are incurred whether or not research funding applications or proposals are successful.

Indirect costs recovery
Indirect costs distribution
List of approved centres and institutes