This optional form allows you to enter data about your modular budget. The Modular Grant application does not require a categorical breakdown of direct costs requested in the application; however, other requirements still apply. Review the application directions for specific modular instructions.
For more information about the use of Modular Budgets, view the NIH Modular Research Grant Applications page.
- The Project Start Date and End Date display for reference. You can change these values on the eGC1 Details page.
- The Cognizant Agency and Indirect Cost Rate Agreement Date are the same for all Grant Runner applications. The system pre-populates the values.
When you click Add New Budget Periods an accordion will open for you to enter the data for the period.
The system pre-populates the Budget Period Start and End Dates based on your project dates. You can change the values.
For each budget period you will need to enter the following data:
- A. Direct Costs
- Direct Cost Less Consortium F&A ($)
- Consortium F&A ($)
- Total Direct Costs ($) are calculated for you
- Indirect Costs
- Indirect Cost Type Description (MTDC, TDC, or other)
- Indirect Cost Rate (%) (minimum of 1% for NIH)
- Indirect Cost Base ($)
- Funds Requested are calculated for you
If you need additional entries for Indirect Costs, use the Add New B. Indirect Costs button to create another data entry row.
- Total Indirect Costs ($) are calculated for you
- Total Direct and Indirect Costs ($) are calculated for you
See GIM 13 Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Rates for more information.
You can click Collapse to close the accordion at any time.
The periods you entered will display on the page with dates and total values. The last row of the table will display the overall totals.
To Make Changes: Click on the Expand link to make changes to the data entered.
To Remove a Period: Use the Delete link to remove the period from the list.
The system calculates the values for this section. You can expand the section accordion to review the values.
Budget Justification Attachments
The budget justification is an important section in any proposal. Use it to state why an item costs what it does, and to indicate how each item relates to the research plan. Be sure to provide sufficiently detailed information to address all sponsor concerns with respect to cost and need. In general, explanations should be more detailed for competing than for non-competing applications (Include project salary, percent effort, fringe benefits, travel, supplies, analyses, equipment, F&A rate and unallowable costs.)
You can add attachments for Personnel Justification, Consortium Justification and Additional Narrative Justification. Consult your sponsor instructions to determine which of these you might want to add.
In the Consortium Justification, list the individuals and/or organizations with whom you have (or will) make consortium or contractual arrangements, the percent of effort of key personnel and their role on the project, and indicate whether the collaborating organization is foreign or domestic. If you propose a contract/consortium arrangement, include a letter of commitment or intent.
Note: For NIH applications submitting a Data Management and Sharing Plan, Data Management, Sharing Costs and a brief Data Management and Sharing Justification must be provided as part of the Additional Narrative Justification
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