Funding Guidelines

Discovery Grants

Guidelines For Managing Expenses and Funds

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Expense Guidelines

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The table below outlines allowable and unallowable expenses as well as directions for how to charge and manage those expenses. For questions, please contact the Office of Cross-College Initiatives (occi@vanderbilt.edu), which manages the internal funding programs.

Utilization of funds in the established timeline is expected. As per the university's accounting standards (GAAP: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), carry forward of funds from one year to the next for multi-year awards or extension of funds beyond the award period are not allowed.

See the table below for information on allowable and unallowable expenses, and managing expenses incurred by VU faculty.

Allowable and Unallowable Expenses and Guidelines

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