Developing Compelling Budget Justifications

(90 minutes) Budget justifications have taken on increasing significance in recent years, moving from explaining to reviewers the basis of cost calculations to persuading them that the items are critical to the success of the project. In this webinar, you will learn how to craft a budget justification that not only conforms to Uniform Guidance expectations but also effectively establishes the credibility of the proposed project. Infrastructure supports will also be explored, including sample questions, templates, and automation. Inserting a few more specific details in targeted places in the narrative and budget justification can earn the essential benefit of the doubt points that elevate your projects into the “Funded” category.

This session is designed for individuals who have at least a couple years of experience with proposal writing or have responsibility for assisting faculty with proposal development.


Jeremy T. Miner, MA
Director of Grants and Contracts
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Irina P. Diaz, BA
Preaward Specialist
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dennis J. Paffrath, MBA
Associate Vice President of Research Administration
University of Maryland, Baltimore

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Member Price: $125.00
Non-Member Price: $150.00

Participants will:

  • Understand the role of persuasion in developing compelling budget justifications.
  • Learn about current and planned infrastructure supports for building better budget justifications.
  • Recognize strategies for ensuring alignment between proposed costs and scope of work, thereby enhancing project credibility.

Jeremy T. Miner

Director of Grants and Contracts

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Irina P. Diaz

Preaward Specialist

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dennis J. Paffrath

Associate Vice President of Research Administration

University of Maryland - Baltimore

Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

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