Life Cycle of the Award Series

Pre-Award / Budgeting

3 part series

November 9, 2015 * 2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern Time
November 12, 2015 * 2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern Time
November 16, 2015 * 2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern Time


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Description: Are you ready to start building your sponsored project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for?  If preparing a budget for your grant or contract is daunting for you, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

An effective budget can be a productive tool in driving towards your goals for the entire life of the project.  We also need to ensure that we have the funds needed to complete the project successfully and do not to leave resources on the table.  This 3 part session will walk through the development of a project budget including:  what costs need to be covered, categorization of budget costs by differing sponsors, utilizing the appropriate rates as required and more.

Learning Objectives:  Participants will learn:

  • The basic components of a project budget
  • How to estimate the realistic cost of a project
  • What other documents you may also need to submit with your proposal

Lead Presenters:

W. Scott Erwin*, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, Texas State University

Pamela Webb*, Associate Vice President for Research Administration, University of Minnesota


Additional Presenters – Part I:

Jaime Caldwell, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration, University of Kansas Medical Center

Mario Medina, Director of Finance, University of Texas at San Antonio


Additional Presenters – Part II:

Vincent Bogdanski, Senior Research Administrator, Colorado State University


Additional Presenters – Part III:

Denise Clark, Associate Vice President for Administration and Chief of Staff, Division of Research, University of Maryland College Park

Ann Holmes, Assistant Dean, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland College Park