UW Research

Research Administration Learning

Introduction to Sponsored Project Budgets

This online class introduces foundational concepts and practices in sponsored project budget development. To fully benefit from this course it is suggested that you first complete the Introduction to Research Administration class or have some experience at the UW in research administration already. Learning objectives:

  • Identify characteristics and features of sponsored projects
  • Know the 4 cost principles and be able to apply them in basic budget development scenarios
  • Define and identify direct costs in a sponsored project
  • Identify F&A rates for a simple sponsored project budget
  • Know which GIMs apply to sponsored project budget development and be able to locate them
  • Know how to locate and apply UW object codes and fringe benefits rates in simple sponsored project budgets


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

Research Administration Certificate


Last Updated

December 2018