A grant project typically includes costs for faculty, support and graduate student time, laboratory use and miscellaneous expenses. Total costs of previous projects have ranged from $3,000 to $150,000, depending on their scope.
Faculty: Faculty time on a research project costs approximately $50/hr.
Support Staff: Human Performance Laboratory support staff time costs $20/hr.
Graduate Student Time: A “full-time” (20hrs/wk) graduate assistant costs $10,000/9 months. Part-time graduate student time can also be purchased.
Laboratory Fee: A fee of $50/hr is charged for the use of Human Performance Laboratory and its equipment.
Miscellaneous: Other expenses such as supplies and copies are charged at a rate that covers the actual costs.
University Overhead: The university adds 12-15% to the cost of any grant to cover facilities and business operations.