When planning your budget, please contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) for assistance. ORSP can help you think through what budget items to include, what calculations need to be made, and how to create a budget narrative. You can refer to ORSP's Budget Guidance for a step-by-step guide for developing a grant or contract budget. It includes descriptions of major budget categories and line items commonly found in grant and contract budgets, cross-references UT and governmental policies and regulations, and provides detailed descriptions and examples of budgeting strategies.
Please note that all budget information should be submitted to ORSP for review and institutional approvals PRIOR to submitting a proposal or entering into negotiations with a potential funder.