As a non-profit organization, the Sugar Association, Inc. may help support research that is consistent with our mission of promoting the consumption of sugar through sound scientific principles while maintaining an understanding of the benefits that sugar contributes to the quality of wholesome foods and beverages. The Sugar Association is aware that academic institutions have financial obligations for administering the research grants that are awarded to their faculty members. The Sugar Association’s policy allows for indirect costs of up to 10% of total direct costs for the management of the research project by the sponsoring institution and should be included in the total pre-proposal budget. However, the Sugar Association does not permit indirect costs for equipment, including computers.