Principal Investigators Association

Budgeting Your Research: Budget

StrategiesThat Support Your NIH Proposal


One of the most challenging questions posed by the NIH short form is, “How much money do you think you need to do the proposed work?” This open-ended inquiry can be a minefield for PIs who’ve struggled with the budget section before.

If you indicate a number on the lower end, the reviewers may think you can’t plan adequately or accommodate unforeseen setbacks. If you’re number seems too high, the panel may think you’re trying to “game the system.” So exactly, how do you determine your budget, and what do you say about it?

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New NIH R01 Grant Special Report:
Modular and Detailed Budget Strategies That Support Your Proposal

This may sound rather elementary, but when applying for an NIH grant, you have to know how much money you will need to complete your research. Therefore, you will use the budget and associated justifications to present and support all the expenses required to achieve your proposal’s objectives.

Must-have, step-by-step expert guidance inside this 34-pg special report includes:

  • Does your budget match your Research Plan? If it doesn’t, you could be sending up a red flag
  • Underbidding your research could wind up hurting you later … what the experts have to say about “bargain” science
  • How to use your budget to show you’re serious about your proposal
  • Modular budgets are very popular, but they have their limitations, and more!

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60-Minute On-Demand Webinar:
Budgeting Your Research: Budget Strategies That Support Your NIH Proposal

This number-crunching Webinar will highlight the differences between modular and detailed budgets and reveal how to balance NIH wants and needs with your institution’s requirements. You’ll learn how to write budget justifications and estimate expenses. And find out the NIH rules on allowed amounts.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • A realistic perspective on costs
  • Proper budget justification for the monies proposed
  • Your institution’s likely needs for local-level approvals
  • Money pits in modular grants
  • How to know what research ideas will cost more than others

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The informational products above are brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The products presented and its contents are not connected with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Science Foundation (NSF), nor are they endorsed by these agencies. All views expressed are those personally held by the author and are not official government policies or opinions.