American Heart Association

Example of Allowed Costs in the RFP

  • The winter 2015 Grant in Aid program, they listed the following allowable costs for the Midwest Affiliate:

Annual Budget - Midwest Affiliate

Salary/Fringe: Up to $30,000 per year for salary and fringe of the principal investigator, collaborating investigator(s), and other participants with faculty appointments.

Indirect: 10% ($6,500)

Project Support: Project-related expenses, such as salaries of technical personnel, consultative services, supplies, equipment, computer/electronics, travel, volunteer subject costs, publication costs, within the following limits:

  • Travel - $3,000 per year; international travel must have AHA approval.
  • Computer purchase- The Midwest Affiliate allows $5,000 for computer/electronics purchase.

Maximum Annual Award Amount: $71,500

Award Duration: Two years

Total Award Amount: $143,000 

  • The only costs that should go in the salary/fringe category are for the PI, Co-PIs, and/or anybody with a faculty appointment.
  • If a grad, technician, etc. is budgeted, then it should be categorized as project support.

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