Research and Proposal Development Tools

Proposal Development

Budget Guidelines

docs After drafting your proposal, prepare a budget.

CalculatorThe budget is the translation of the work plan into dollars and cents. Preparing a budget can be very complex and should be started early in the grant process to avoid problems. Consult your WMU research officer for assistance.

Research faculty need to

  • determine what the project will need once funded for a grant or contract
  • project such expenses as fringe rates and tuition rates over the life of the grant
  • present expenses in two major categories: Personnel Services; and, Other than Personnel Services
  • before discussing the project with a potential subcontractor, speak with your WMU research officer. Subcontracts are any purchase of services or program-related tasks

Before developing the budget for a proposal, review the following documents:

Office of the Vice President for Research
Western Michigan University
210 W Walwood Hall
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5456 USA
(269) 387-8298 | (269) 387-8276 Fax