In developing a budget, please use the OSP-provided budget template and budget justification template (available below), unless otherwise specified by the funder.
The proposal budget plays an important role in your proposal package as it tells how you plan to accomplish the work described in your narrative.
All components of a sponsored project budget must be allowable, allocable, and reasonable as described in Unallowable Cost Categories Policy.
Some initial questions to ask yourself and your project team include:
Related policies can be found on the Policies & Compliance page
Depending upon the nature of your relationship with your external collaborator, they will either be classified as a subaward/subrecipient (these names are interchangeable) or subcontractor. Each relationship requires different documentation at the proposal stage and during post-award contracting. Below are characteristics to help determine the nature of your relationship and the documentation required. Please document the rationale with the Subrecipient or Contractor Checklist and provide to OSP for confirmation.
Subaward/Subrecipient proposal documents