Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

What is a PI allotment?

When an external grant is funded, a portion of the indirect costs received from the funding agency are returned to the Principle Investigator. The current rate of return is 7% of what comes to INHS. This is deposited in a fund monthly and can be used for hiring, travel, purchases (computers, office supplies, books, etc.), or other expenses allowed by University policy. Essentially, if the expense is clearly work-related and justifiable, it is allowable on these funds as long as you go through the standard hiring/travel/purchasing processes.

 For questions about the distribution, contact Wendy Harris (1012 Forbes, 333-4186,

For questions about allowable expenditures, see any of the business office staff.


Last updated September 29, 2015; contact Wendy Harris, wgharris (at)  with changes

Illinois Natural History Survey

1816 South Oak Street, MC 652
Champaign, IL 61820

Terms of use. Email the Web Administrator with questions or comments.

© 2018 University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
For permissions information, contact the Illinois Natural History Survey.

Staff Intranet