Building a Grant Proposal

Proposal Budgets

Elements of Direct Costs

Elements of Indirect Costs

(55% for start dates beginning 7/1/16)

  • Negotiated with the federal government
  • Supports the university infrastructure
  • Reduced rates must be justified (provide documentation from funding agency)
  • Total Direct Cost (TDC) vs Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC):
    MTDC = TDC less equipment, participant support, tuition and fees and subcontract over the first $25,000

Budget Justification

The amounts requested for each budget line item should be documented and justified in the Budget Justification.