Office of Research and Innovation
University of Louisville
Louisville, Ky. 40202
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A key part of any proposal is the budget. The information below has been designed to aid researchers in ensuring their budgets are complete and accurate. It should only be used as a guideline for budget preparation and should not be used in lieu of sponsor forms or guidelines. If you need further assistance with budget preparation, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration.
Principal & co-principal investigators, research associates/assistants, technicians, project director, undergraduate/graduate/postdoctoral students, administrative assistants, secretary time, x-pay/lump sum payments, cost-of-living increases, etc.
All personnel must also be assigned a percentage effort and RIF (previously known as "collaboration"). In addition, all major personnel must be assigned fringe rates (rates include health/life insurance, accidental death, long-term disability, vacation time, sick leave, etc.)
Equipment costs encompass stand alone items $5,000 or greater, to be used one year or longer. For budgeting purposes, costs include:
If applicable, you may also need to include relevant travel costs, including:
These costs may include:
These costs are subject to F&A:
These costs are NOT subject to F&A:
More general information on Facilities & Administrative (F&A) costs is available here. Generally:
Some funding opportunities will require cost sharing, where the university also must contribute to the project's total budget. This generally takes one of two forms:
Please consult your funding solicitation to determine if cost sharing is required and, if so, what form is allowable.