The Graduate School

Budget Preparation

Budget Guidelines and Templates

OSP’s Budget Guidelines provide information on stipends, salaries, benefits and indirect costs. These templates for budgets and budget justifications can be used for proposal development:

Templates that include University Cost-Sharing/Matching: In some cases, a sponsor may mandate that the University cost-share/match a percentage of the total project’s costs. Once committed, this cost-share/match represents a binding commitment by the University and must be tracked and reported in its accounting system throughout the entire life of the project.  At the proposal stage, all University cost-sharing must be approved by the authorized departmental fiscal agent.

Guidance on University cost-sharing/matching can be found in OSP’s Sponsored Programs HandbookIn no circumstances will previously committed match on an active award be permitted without prior approval from the sponsor. Cost-share/match on a previously submitted proposal should not be committed on a separate proposal until the outcome of the original proposal is determined.