|HST Call for Proposals and HST Primer for Cycle 24|
11.6.1 Preparatory FundingIf necessary, preparatory funding may be requested to prepare for the receipt of HST data. Proposers may request that up to 25% of the total approved amount for their programs be awarded prior to the start of the Cycle 24 observing schedule. Note that such funding is not available prior to the STScI Directorate and NASA approval of funding. Preparatory funds are part of the overall funding allocated for the program, and are not in addition to the approved program amount.11.6.2 Pre-award ExpendituresPre-award expenditures are allowable only to the extent that they would have been allowable if incurred after the date of the grant award. Pre-award costs are incurred at the grantee’s own risk. STScI is under no obligation to reimburse such cost if for any reason the grantee does not receive an award, or an award is made for a lesser amount than the grantee anticipated.