Building Complex Proposal Budgets - Proposal Preview and Tips on Direct Cost Budgeting

Includes a Live Web Event on 05/29/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

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Building Complex Proposal Budgets - Proposal Preview and Tips on Direct Cost Budgeting 

May 29, 2024
2:00 – 3:30 pm ET * Webinar
3:35 – 4:30 pm ET * After the Show * Talk with the Faculty Directly!

In this webinar, participants will learn how to develop complex budgets for large research center projects. Topics covered will include a presentation on how different costs can be supported through campus-wide policy development and resource planning tools. The presentation will end with a deep dive by building a sponsor budget task-by-task and aligning that budget to schedule milestones and tasks.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Effectively engage your sponsored programs office and other campus stakeholders to develop institutional policy around direct costs.
  2. Understand different ways to budget complex proposals and justify different types of allowable costs under University guidelines, eg provisional Service Centers, electronic Systems, Capital expenses, and administrative effort.
  3. Gain proficiency with factors that impact the budget, including by-task or milestone driven project budgets..

Format of webinar: 90-minute presentation, followed by 55 minutes of discussion.


Participants will benefit with 2 years experience in research administration, and basic familiarity with Uniform Guidance, award types and budgeting for research projects.

Tara McCarthy

Financial Services Manager

Advanced Structures & Composites Center, University of Maine

Kristin Michel

Senior Pre-Award Program Manager, Notre Dame Research Administration and Compliance

University of Notre Dame

Vu Phan

Lead Financial Analyst

Advanced Structures and Composites Center, University of Maine

Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits.

You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

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Member Price: $135.00 Non-Member Price: $165.00

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