Your research administrator or department administrator should be your first contact for budget questions during proposal development. After you've received an award, see the Project Finances page for help.
Tools and Templates
- Submit to OSP even if your science/technical content is not complete. Your proposal will only receive a full review from OSP if it is submitted at least 5 business days before Cornell's submission deadline (which may be different than the sponsor submission deadline). The Proposal Review Guidelines explain more about the deadlines.
- Pay attention to the project years your proposal covers. Be sure you're using the applicable rates because they can change (escalate) over time.
Include in Your Budget
Your project budget should be a reasonable estimate of costs, categorized appropriately.
- Summer Salary has specific requirements for how it is represented in the budget. Summer Salary Process (PDF).
- If cost sharing is being proposed, it must follow guidelines and be appropriately planned. See the Monitoring Cost Sharing page for details.
- sIRB (Single IRB): If your project requires a single IRB there will be additional budget considerations.
Note: The Cornell IRB is unable to serve as the single IRB of record. If you believe that your study requires a sIRB, please contact Vanessa McCaffery so that we may work with you to identify and facilitate options for meeting the requirement.
- For collaborations with Weill Cornell Medicine, the Academic Integration site includes details.
- Animal per diems
Note: If the sponsor requires hourly rates for salary, contact your GCO. Cornell doesn't support hourly billing for staff.
- Training is available, mainly for Research Administrators and departmental staff who support faculty.
- Research administrators should attend the Research Administration Certification Program (RACP). Keep up to date with the OSP Roundtables every month.
- Research administrators might want to take the Finance related classes found in CULearn, including Fin 114.