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Project Budget

Typically, the PI will create a list of personnel, travel, supplies, equipment, and other needs for the entire project, including costs to be covered by mandatory cost sharing and any anticipated program income. From this list, the administrator (or the PI) calculates the salaries and fringe benefit costs, and any non-personnel costs, and calculates the indirect costs to arrive at the total project budget and budget narrative.

Direct costs are those costs directly identifiable with a project. Major categories include:

  • Personnel
  • Supplies
  • Equipment
  • Travel
  • Subcontracts/Subawards/Subagreements
  • Participant support costs
  • Tuition remission
  • Other direct costs

CLICK HERE to download the Sponsored Project Budget Template.

CLICK HERE for the UK OSPA Budget Development Guidance webpage.

Who to Contact:

Pre-Award Administration

For all questions prior to proposal submission, College Grant Officers are responsible for reviewing all proposals prior to submission to assure compliance with both University of Kentucky and sponsoring agency policies.
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