Issue Date: May 29, 2017 | Web Date: May 25, 2017
U.S. Congress probes underlying costs of research
Overhead costs, such as fees for administrative support and building maintenance, are on a slow rise and becoming a larger share of federal research spending, a congressional investigator said May 24.
A study by the Government Accountability Office, the research arm of Congress, shows that some $1.3 billion out of NSF’s $6 billion annual research budget is consumed by payment of these indirect costs to universities and research institutions.
Similarly, in 2015, the National Institutes . . .
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