How is “in-kind” funding defined?

In-kind matching is composed of non-cash contributions of time, equipment, space, and other items committed to the goals of the project. In-kind matching may involve a salaried faculty member’s time or the use of items already owned by the applicant or the use of items or personnel donated by a third party (e.g. volunteer labor). In-kind matches must be itemized in the project budget; we do not accept the institution's general waiving of indirect cost rates as the fulfillment of an in-kind match.