Research & Economic Development

Research Toolkit

The research toolkit provides samples and templates for common proposal components, as well as information on the core facilities available at Tennessee Tech.  This page is a work in progress, so please let us know if you think of something to be added. 

  • Budgets
    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. You must log into the SharePoint site using your TTU username and password to access the Budget Calculator.
  • Budget Justification

Budget Justification Template(Word)

Further Budget Justification Information

  • Budget Information from the TN Department of Finance and Administration

Department of Finance and Administration Policy (PDF file)

Department of Finance and Administration Grant Budget (PDF file)

Department of Finance and Administration Grant Budget (with Grantee Match) (Word file)

  • Core Facilities

Labs Available for Faculty and Student Use in Research

  • Data Management Plan

All Data Management Plans

NSF Data Management Plan

  • Letters of Support

Letter of Support Template (Word)

  • NSF Checklist

NSF Checklist External 2015

  • Proposal Preparation

Hazelrigg: Twelve Steps to a Winning Research Proposal

Life Cycle of a Grant and Proposal Preparation

Proposal Preparation

Why Proposals Aren't Funded

  • Subrecipients

Subrecipient Monitoring on Federal Awards

Subrecipient Checklist Form (NEW as of 5/10/2018)