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Budget Preparation

Budget Requirements

  • The PI shall submit a Budget Summary Form for each new award.
  • The Budget and Budget Justification Forms shall match the sponsoring guideline budget request.
  • The Budget and Budget Justification shall mimic each other (numeric doc and word justification doc).
  • The PI’s spending projections shall be sufficiently accurate so that re-budgeting can be avoided.
  • PI's shall observe the procedures for developing budgets for Fixed Price Contracts Fixed Price Contract Policy Microsoft Word 2007 Document

Budget Templates and Justification

Changes to Budget (Note: applicable after the initial Clearance has been completed but prior to submission to the sponsoring agency & before awarded)

2nd Clearance is only required when there is a modest change that does not involve a change in the Scope of Work that is 20% more or less of the total budget.

Facilities & Administrative Costs (F&A)

Federal F&A rate Agreement

University F&A Practices and Procedures

Salary Information

CSULB Requirement: PI must dedicate at least 1% or .01 months to the project budget otherwise proposal will bear voluntary committed cost sharing which is not allowed under CSULB policy unless approved by the AVP for Research.

Fringe Benefit Information

Fringe calculator