Building a Basic Budget- Program

Building a Basic Budget Mini-Intensive

July 9 - July 23, 2024
1:00 - 3:00 PM ET

Are you new to pre-award or do you feel overwhelmed when a PI contacts you for help developing a budget? This hands-on intensive workshop is designed for professionals to gain experience and expertise in the challenging field of grant budgeting. Topics will include an overview of allowable costs, the fundamentals of creating an effective budget for a variety of sponsors, strategies for creating time-saving templates, and the power of the budget justification. Within these topics we will also address the impact of appointment type on requested effort, considerations needed to account for sponsor salary limitations, and common pitfalls frequently found in budgets.

Intended Audience

This program is targeted to beginner and intermediate level research administrators who are interested in expanding their budgeting knowledge to facilitate investigators’ success and enhance the institution’s research portfolio. Participants from all levels of the institution, be it college, central administration, or department, will benefit by receiving comprehensive and practical information, along with specific examples, which can be used for various aspects of an institutions grant budgeting needs.

Learning Objectives

  • To identify the major factors in an effective budget
  • Cost considerations impacting the budget
  • How to build a basic budget
  • Effectively translating the budget to the justification

Course Details

Online Classroom:
  • Intensive sessions will be held via Zoom.
  • You will receive login details and instructions on accessing the online classroom environment upon enrollment.
Connect Pages:
  • Access to Connect Pages will be provided upon enrollment in the course.
  • Connect Pages serve as the central hub for meeting recordings and communication.
CEU Credits:
  • This course is eligible for 6 Continuing Education Units (CEU) credits.
  • Participants who successfully complete the course and meet the evaluation criteria will receive a certificate of completion along with documentation of the earned CEU credits.

Program Instructors

Erin Bhagvat

Associate Director
MCOM Office of Research
University of South Florida

Matthew Anderson

Associate Vice President and

Associate Dean
USF Health, MCOM

Office of Research