Topic: Indirect and direct cost issues
Comments by Nathan Boles
Indirect costs are too high at most institutions. Tie the rate of indirect costs an institution can receive to the hard money they provide for PI salaries, e.g. 50% hard money for a salary gives a max indirect rate of 40%, 25% hard money gives a max rate of 20%. This would help provide a more stable employment situation, decrease the amount of research marked dollars paying for PI salaries and help restrain institutes from abusing the system.