Developing a Proposal Budget

6.2 Developing a Proposal Budget

With the exception of NIH Modular Budgets (see section 6.3 below), the proposal budget should delineate the entire cost of a project and accurately reflect costs that are necessary to complete the work. The budget should reflect the methodology described within the proposal narrative. Reviewers should be able to determine whether sufficient funds are being requested to complete the project successfully and that those requests are reasonable given the scope of work. Accuracy and detail are essential in this section. PI/PDs are encouraged to follow a sponsor’s guidelines exactly and provide information in the precise format as specified. Departmental business office personnel and the OSP staff are available to assist investigators in developing budgets that are consistent with University policy and agency requirements.