University of Southern California

Research

Summary Budget

The Summary Budget section of the proposal form is where you will reflect summary (i.e. “high-level”) budget information related to the proposal.

Summary Budget

NOTE: If the Total Project Direct Cost + the Total Project F&A Cost do not add up correctly in the Total Project Cost field, you will get a warning (see below). You will need to ensure that the numbers are correctly added before finalizing the proposal record.

 

 

 

Multi-Year Budget Breakdown

NOTE: If the Budget Period Direct Cost + the Budget Period F&A Cost do not add up correctly in the Budget Period Total Cost field, you will get a warning (see below). You will need to ensure that the numbers are correctly added before finalizing the proposal record.

 

 

 

On-Campus and Off-Campus Rates:
The pre-populated rates present in these fields are drawn from information entered in the “Performance Site” section. Depending on which On-Campus or Off-Campus buildings were selected, these fields will be populated with the appropriate F&A Rate.

You can change the On-Campus or Off-Campus F&A Rate anytime by selecting “On-Campus – Other” or “Off-Campus-Other” and manually inputting the rate. By doing so, you will be prompted to answer a question regarding if the F&A rate is less than the approved University negotiated On-Campus/Off-Campus rate. If so, you will be reminded that you need to attach the F&A waiver, signed by the PI, Chair and Dean, approving the reduced rate as an exception to the University negotiated rate.

Cost Share:
After entering the budget information, you will be asked if the proposal contains cost-share.

Does the proposal contain cost sharing as a portion of the project or program costs?

If “Yes” is selected, the following question will appear:

Cost Share Type

Mandatory Cost Share is required by the sponsor as a condition of the award and is quantified in the proposal.

Voluntary Committed Cost Share is not required by the sponsor but is quantified in the proposal.  

You will then be asked to fill out the Cost Share Amounts by Period. You can add additional periods by clicking “Add Another Row”.

Each row will need the:

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