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    dtx1
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    I see that for indirect costs one can budget up to either 50% of total budgeted salary and wages, or 10% of MODIFIED total direct costs (MTDC). And I suppose the last option is to itemize the indirect costs.

    I’m wondering what the best practices are here.

    Currently, I am the only one taking a salary/wage on the project and I did add costs for fringe benefits.

    #2506
    Wout@EGC
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    Hi,

    Without additional detail on your indirect budget needs, it is not straightforward to give advice in this case. The standard indirect cost rate of 50% is the most common way of requesting indirects. If that would be too much for your needs, you can always opt for a lower rate (e.g. 30%) so you free up some extra funds for other costs on the proposal. However, going for an indirect cost rate that is higher than 50% will likely trigger a rate negotiation at time of award.

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