The indirect costs of research at the University of King’s College supported by the Indirect Costs Program, are incurred in two areas: resources and management and administration. The first, and major indirect cost of research is incurred in the acquisition of books, collection, periodicals and journals for the “History of Science, Technology and Medicine” database. This database is a major research project and its acquisitions, are the highest indirect cost of the research it supports. The second area of indirect costs of research at King’s includes the administrative support necessary to maintain the database.
Total indirect costs at the University of King’s College $64,933.00
Percentage covered by the indirect costs grant %100
Source: University of King’s College, Office of the President
The general impact of the indirect costs grant at the University of King’s College has been the acquisition of books, periodicals, journals and other publications to support and maintain a significant academic database that aids the direct research of King’s faculty. More specifically, the indirect costs grant supports important areas of acquisition that would otherwise suffer under budgetary pressure. The focused acquisitions allow King’s to attract and support scholars who are teaching at King’s as a part of the SSHRC Cluster grants. The indirect costs grant supports greater retention of scholarly (some tenure-track) faculty and supports the success of the combined honours programmes.
Furthermore, the indirect costs grant allows for the targeted support of a qualified staff member to oversee the administrative and managerial duties associated with the maintenance of the database and the integration of new acquisitions.