Time spent preparing a budget for proposed research is likely time well-spent. The budget outlines the costs associated with your proposed work. Sponsors may have limit on award amounts, so it's important that the work proposed and the associated budget are aligned.
Some items to consider when preparing your budget include:
- Need for program support
- Sponsor limits
- Allowable costs
- Indirect costs
- Cost sharing
- Time available
The Office of Research has prepared an Excel spreadsheet to assist in preparing budgets. This is a macro-enabled workbook, so you may need to adjust security settings in your spreadsheet program.