Budget Development Resources

  • Direct and Facilities and Administrative (F&A or Indirect) Cost Reference Table
    This table, provided by Accounting Services, lists the account codes for various types of costs and indicates whether or not such costs are normally treated as direct or F&A (indirect) costs by Creighton University. Specific sponsor guidelines will also apply.
  • Budget Worksheets (MS Excel)
    This Excel file includes two worksheets to assist in planning your project budget. Worksheet A is for use in planning a detailed budget for the initial budget period, and Worksheet B is for use in planning the budget, in terms of direct costs, for the entire proposed period of support.
  • Sample Detailed Budget and Sample Budget Justification (MS Word)
    This Word document provides a sample budget and budget justification to give you an idea of the kinds of expenses you may need to consider in planning your project budget.
  • Research Position Descriptions and Salary Levels (PDF)
    This Excel spreadsheet describes the various research position descriptions available and the corresponding grade level and salary range.  This is an excellent resource to use when planning your grant salary budget!
  • Budget Preparation Information
    Information on current facilities and administrative cost (indirect cost) rates and fringe benefit rates is listed below and is also provided in the Fact Sheet for Preparing Grants and Contracts

You will need the following rate information to prepare budgets for your proposed projects. These rates will be updated periodically. Sponsored Programs Administration will review budgets in all grant proposals to ensure that the appropriate rates are used.

Type of Grant

Negotiated Rate

Government Research Grant

On campus: 45.5%
Off campus: 26.0%

  • Rates are based on: modified total direct costs
  • Cognizant agency: Department of Health and Human Services 
  • Current agreement date: April 17, 2014
  • Agreement effective: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2017
  • Point of Contact:  Ernest Kinneer (214) 767-3261

Government Training Grant

8%

Industry-Sponsored or Foundation Grant

25% based on total direct costs

Instruction Grant

Check with Sponsored Programs Administration

All Other Grants

Check with Sponsored Programs Administration

NIH Salary Limitation

NIH Salary Limitation $181,500 Effective February 10, 2014 (Click Here)

Fringe Benefit Rates

Type of Position/Grant

Current Rate (%)

Full-time Fringe Benefit Rates*

Federal Government Grants (7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014)

28.7%

Federal Government Grants (7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015)

26.1%

Non-Federal Grants

28.6%

Part-time Fringe Benefit Rates                   

Federal Government Grants (7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014)

8.1%

Federal Government Grants (7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015)

8.3%

Part-time Fringe Benefit Rates

Non-Federal Grants     

28.6%

Graduate Student

None

Undergraduate Student

None

*If proposing a multi-year project, include a 3% increase in both salaries and fringe benefits for all years after Year 1.

NOTE: If your proposed project will generate hazardous waste, such as infectious or radioactive waste, you must budget for appropriate waste disposal. Contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 402-546-6400 for assistance in estimating disposal costs.

Confidential Research Hotline (402-280-3200)

Research Personnel are expected to report any known or suspected noncompliant conduct related to research or sponsored program activities conducted and/or approved through Creighton University. The confidential Research Compliance Hotline (402-280-3200) is available for any individual who wishes to remain anonymous and/or has found other available reporting mechanisms to be ineffective. Research Personnel may also address their research compliance-related questions or concerns to the Director of Research & Compliance at 402-280-2511.

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