Budgeting

Grant budgets can be complex. Our office will help you construct your budget. Beginning your budget early in your proposal writing is important.  It is very helpful if you think about what to include in your budget before you meet with us. To help you think about your budget we have posted information for you.

Budget percentages change from time to time.  For example, the Indirect costs rate (see Definitions link), which is negotiated with the federal government, changed in June, 2014.  As a result of this change, GU's Sponsored Research and Programs (SRP) office now uses 29% of modified total direct costs (MTDC).  SRP currently uses the following fringe benefits rates to figure budgets:

Faculty Fringe Benefits Academic Year

26%

Faculty Fringe Benefits Summer

18%

Adjunct Faculty Fringe Benefits

8.0%

Administrative Fringe Benefits

26%

Staff Fringe Benefits

26%

Fellowship & Graduate Assistant Fringe Benefits

8.0%

Student Fringe Benefits Academic Year

1.0%

Student Fringe Benefits Summer

8.0%

Last update 15 September 2014