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Typically divided into two sections: direct costs and Facilities and Administrative cost (also referred to as “F&A” or indirect costs). Please follow the sponsoring agency’s guidelines for format and budget justification. PIs and DAs should ensure compliance and “allowability” with agency guidelines and cost principles (see WashU’s Unallowable Costs on sponsored projects, OMB Uniform Guidance 2 CRF 200).
Note: NSF normally limits salary compensation for senior project personnel on awards to no more than two months of their regular salary in any one year.
Note: Modified Total Direct Costs table under Indirect Cost Rate section Some cost categories exclude WU indirect costs, such as equipment and subawards greater than $25,000. (see WashU’s ).
- Budget justification
Categorical justification for the budget request. Consult WUSTL and agency guidelines regarding specifically stated unallowable costs.
- Cost sharing
Funds or “in kind” contributions committed to a project by Engineering, which may include cash, effort, supplies and/or equipment. Note: Unless required or specified in the solicitation guidelines, cost sharing is not required or recommended on most proposals to federal agencies. All cost sharing requests included in a proposal need ADVANCE approval from the Engineering Dean’s Office. Please see Policies & Guidelines.
- Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Rate Agreement
- Fringe Benefit Rates
- Developing an NIH budget
- NIH Escalation Guidance