Budget Narrative

GUIDELINES: BUDGET JUSTIFICATION w/ SAMPLE ENTRIES

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The level of detail in a Budget Justification will be driven by the magnitude of thegrant project and by the sponsor guidelines. Grants of magnitude require extensive detail that can withstand the scrutiny of senior reviewers and program officers. Sponsor guidelines often list different categories or criteria allowable in a budget. Therefore, the following should be seen as a general template. Please be advised that you can consult the Principal Investigator Handbook for additional explanation on budget policies and calculations of costs.