Domestic Travel Support Policy

The Domestic Travel Support Policy is applicable to the Principal Investigator and Senior Personnel listed in SC EPSCoR/IDeA funded projects.

Meal Allowance

The daily per diem rate is $25.00 per day for in-state travel and $32.00 per day for out-of-state travel. The details are listed below:

Time of Departure Time of Return Meal In-State Out of State
Before 6:30 am After 11 am Breakfast $ 6.00 $ 7.00
Before 11 am After 1:30 pm Lunch $ 7.00 $ 9.00
Before 5:15 pm After 8:30 pm Dinner $ 12.00 $ 16.00

Mileage Reimbursement

  • $0.505 per mile
  • To receive reimbursement, travel must be at least 10 miles one way from home or business. (Minimum of 20 miles roundtrip)
  • Purpose of trip must be indicated in reimbursement request and must relate to the current project.


  • Lodging will be reimbursed at actual cost up to $200.00 per night including hotel room and taxes


  • Parking fees, Tolls, Taxi, Uber, and Lyft are allowable costs
  • Rental cars should be used only when other means of transportation are not conveniently available or are more expensive
  • Flights must be economy class

SC EPSCoR/IDeA Contact

Denise White
Financial Manger
(803) 343-5301