Preparation of a budget is an important part of the proposal preparation process. The budget should be accurate, realistic and reasonable in light of the work proposed. The requested amount should not be so small as to preclude successful completion of the stated goals nor so large that the sponsor will not seriously consider funding the proposal.
The SPA Project Officers will be reviewing your proposed budget for accuracy, reasonableness, compliance with University and sponsor guidelines, and to ensure the appropriate indirect costs and fringe rates are requested.
For guidance on preparing your budget, please refer to the Sponsored Projects Handbook - Chapter 5: Preparing a Sponsored Projects Budget.