To satisfy various internal and external demands, there is a need to acquire information on total project costs for research and other sponsored programs. Total project costs are allowable direct and indirect costs incurred by the institution to carry out an approved project or activity. Total costs include the direct and indirect costs provided by sponsors as well as those contibuted by academic units and administrative offices at the University. In-kind contributions are also to be included in total project costs.
Since the costs contributed by academic units for sponsored programs cannot be acquired from accounting records, total project costs are to be recorded on multicolumn internal budgets at both the proposal and award stages. The multicolumn budgets will be used only for internal purposes. Spreadsheets for preparing these multicolumn budgets are available from the Office of Research.