- Be written in everyday language - Conform to sponsor requirements for line items that require justification - Use the sponsoring agency's template when possible - Be organized in the order of the items in the detailed budget - Follow sponsor text formatting requirements
Draft budget justifications for some major sponsoring agencies at UNH:
Drawing on its status as a leading authority on sustainability within higher education, acts as a convener, cultivator, and champion of sustainability on campus, in the state and region, and around the world, working closely with educators, students, policymakers, and researchers to bring learning in sustainability to life
EPSCoR/IDeA expands and improves the research capability of scientists, engineers, mathematicians, technologists, and institutions in states that historically have received less funding than other states have through federal research grants.
EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) was created by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1979. IDeA (Institutional Development Award) is the corollary program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
EPSCoR-type programs also have been developed by other federal agencies:
UPDATE: The NSF has confirmed that awardees must stop submitting project reports in FastLane as of February 1, 2013. NSF will transfer project reporting from FastLane to Research.gov on March 18, 2013. The transition to Research.gov requires that reporting in FastLane be frozen; so, to assist grantees with this transition, the overdue date will be extended for all project reports that are currently scheduled to become overdue between January 31 and April 30, 2013.