A sponsored project budget is an estimated financial representation of the proposal’s statement of work. Consequently, a proposal’s budget should demonstrate how the University will achieve the project’s objectives with an appropriate amount of resources.
A budget should also demonstrate that the University’s costs are fair and reasonable. When submitted, a budget represents the University’s best estimate for the project’s costs. If awarded, OSU will be required to adhere to the budget’s structure for the life of the project. Therefore, OSU must strive to make its budgets as accurate and complete as possible prior to submission. Once awarded, the University may seek a sponsor’s prior approval to revise a budget. However, there are no guarantees that changes will be approved or allowed.
Below is a collection of documents that may be helpful as you prepare and submit your proposal. Contact the GDSU for assistance with budget preparation or to request current budget templates or other forms.
National Science Foundation
- NSF Budget 2023
- Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
- NSF Biosketch
- NSF Collaborators and Other Affiliations
- NSF Current and Pending Support
National Institutes of Health
- USDA-NIFA Budget 2023 (No Match)
- NIFA Application Guide
- NIFA Grant Writing Tips
- NIFA Biographical Sketch
- USDA Current & Pending Support
- USDA Conflict of Interest Template
- Logic Model Resources and Template
- Centers of Excellence
- NIFA Grant Training