Materials and Supplies

Materials and Supplies costs are based on a principal investigator’s best estimate resulting from past experience purchasing similar items, written or oral quotes from a vendor, or catalog price; include shipping costs for each item.

Computing Devices

Computing devices are defined as machines used to acquire, store, analyze, process, and publish data and other information electronically, including accessories (or ‘‘peripherals’’) for printing, transmitting and receiving, or storing electronic information.

Computing devices (laptops, desktops, software, etc.) that are not considered a depreciable asset by NC State University may be charged as supplies:

  • Items must be essential and allocable
  • Not required to be solely dedicated to a single project