Subvention Payment Policy

February 9, 2023

Subvention payments include the various fees and other expenses that faculty incur to publish their research. Such expenses are commonly budgeted for under grants. Any faculty performing grant-funded research may use these funds to pay for subventions if their grant budget so allows.

Georgetown University requires that any research conducted using University funding be published. Because of this publishing requirement, grant funds expended for subvention payments will not be treated as taxable income to the individual publishing their work. Subvention payments are considered to be business expenses and must be substantiated with receipts and any other pertinent support in compliance with the grant provisions.

This policy supersedes any prior policy that rendered subvention payments taxable income to the faculty paying their subvention expenses using University funds.