UW Research
Research Administration Learning

Introduction to Sponsored Project Budgets

Course Description

This online class introduces foundational concepts and practices in sponsored project budget development. To fully benefit from this course you should first complete the Introduction to Research Administration class (under revision) or have some experience at the UW in research administration already.

This online introduction to sponsored project budgets covers:

  • Characteristics and features of sponsored projects
  • The 4 cost principles and how to apply them in basic budget development scenarios
  • Definitions and examples of direct costs in simple sponsored project budgets
  • Definitions and examples of indirect (F&A) costs and how to calculate them for a simple sponsored project budget
  • Which GIMs apply to sponsored project budget development and where to find them
  • How to apply UW object codes to sponsored project cost categories
  • How to apply fringe benefits rates in simple sponsored project budgets

You must register for this class in order to access the content. The link to the class will be included in your enrollment confirmation email which you should receive shortly after registering.

Completion all of quizzes and final assessment is required to receive credit for this class on your CORE transcript.


People new to preparing budgets for sponsored projects, staff who need to understand components of budgets for sponsored projects

Research Administration Certificate


Related Learning

Workshop on Preparing Sponsored Project Budgets (under revision)

Last Updated

October, 2023