Budgeting Info

To be considered “in queue” for GSS review, a proposal must contain a budget and a budget narrative. When preparing, keep in mind; No budget changes or edits to the proposal will be permitted on the deadline day.

Download an Excel Budget Workbook to assist with your budgeting.

For Federal Guidelines of allowability, see The Office of Management and Budget's Federal Regulations and Guidance.

Graduate Assistant Differential (GAD)

The Graduate Assistant Differential (GAD) must be accounted for on all proposals involving graduate student assistantships. A new clarification of the GAD policy was issued on October 1, 2007. You can view the official document below:

Download the Graduate Tuition Policy Memo (PDF, 185KB)

Your Grants Coordinator can help you determine the appropriate dollar amount for your GAD. In order to do so, please provide the following information:

1. Is your student a New or Existing student? If existing, please provide the student's name.
2. Is the student pursuing a Masters or Ph.D.?
3. What is the student's program of study? Please provide a department number.
4. How long will the student be working on your grant project? (Does this include summer?)

CAFLS and PSA Tier Detail List

Fringe Rates

Facilities & Administrative (F&A)