Developing a Budget

The grant budget is your best estimate of what it will take to complete your project. Budgets can range from a few thousand dollars to millions. A well prepared budget will reflect your project in terms of connecting requested items to your proposed goals and objectives. Feel free to contact your ORA Representative if you have questions regarding the construction of your project budget, we are always happy to assist.

In the following you will find some general budgetary guidance:

Sample budget form

Budget narrative

Cost sharing or matching

F&A costs

Fringe benefits

Graduate and student pay

Travel and travel reimbursement

Inflation rates