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Budget and Justification Templates

National Science Foundation: Templates, CAREER and REU Supplement specific resources

National Institutes of Health and Resources

Oregon Metals Initiative: Procedure and Templates

OSU Institutional Forms and Data: cover page, Cayuse registration, F&A waiver, COE fact sheet, etc.


 Budget and Justification Templates

Basic Budget Template FY 18/AY 17-18 rates
Basic Budget Template Instructions FY 18/AY 17-18 rates
Budget Template - Cost Share FY 17/AY 16-17 rates
Budget Template - Currency Conversion FY 17/AY 16-17 rates
Basic Budget Justification FY 18/AY 17-18 rates
3yr Budget example: PI (1 summer mo.), GA (AY, 9 mo.) salary and tuition, travel, materials and supplies FY18/AY 17-18 rates
5yr Budget example: PI (1 summer mo.), GA (CY, 12 mo.) salary and tuition, travel, materials and supplies FY 18/AY 17-18 rates


National Science Foundation

NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide: everything you need to know.
COE NSF Toolkit Cliffnotes designed by Proposal Support Team to help navigate NSF GPG-16-1.
Biosketch Template Compliant with NSF PAPPG 17-1.
Collaborators and Other Affiliations Single document compliant with NSF PAPPG 17-1. Typically, the Word template applies. Few solicitation specifically require this Excel template to be uploaded to Fastlane.
Current and Pending Choose from two MS Word documents; one with tables, the other with plain text. See toolkit pg. 21-22
Data Management Plan Data management plan tool generates document. Specialists available at OSU library for consultation and review. See Toolkit pg. 26-27
Post-Doctoral Researcher Mentoring Plan Required in supplementary documents for any proposal that requests funding for a postdoctoral researcher. See toolkit pg. 25 
Facilities, Equipment, and Other Resources Form for assessing adequecy of resources available to perform efforts proposed in Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts review criteria.  See toolkit pg. 23
Letter of Collaboration Template compliant with NSF PAPPG 17-1. Note: failure to use template may result in proposal's return without review.
Document Checklist Updated checklist designed by Proposal Support Team to help keep track of everything needed for Fastlane


NSF CAREER Awards - 2017

FAQs for CAREER proposals FAQs for NSF CAREER proposals 2017-2019
Solicitation, Webinar Official rules and guidelines for NSF Career award 2017
2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation Helpful document provided by NSF in 15-555 solicitation for information on evaluating educational activities.
NEW! 2017 OSU CAREER Workshop Zip compressed presentation packet from OSU/KSU co-hosted NSF CAREER Workshop in Portland, OR, April 3-4, 2017
Broader Impacts for Faculty 2016-2017 Created by OSU Precollege Programs to help faculty navigate the Broader Impacts section.
Departmental Letter Template required for departmental letter. Note: failure to use template or omission of Departmental Letter will result in proposal's return without review.
Letter of Collaboration
Template required by CAREER solicitation for Letter of Collaboration. Note: failure to use template may result in proposal's return without review.


NSF REU Supplement

Factsheet and Sample

Program overview and sample REU proposal


NSF REU full instructions, including supplements

NSF REU Supplement

Budget, Justification, and Scope of Work template package in zip format


National Institutes of Health and form database
Database Can't find the form you need for your solicitation? has a searchable database.
Guidance R&R budget form (most commonly used for
Template and Guidelines Modular Budget PHS 398 (check FOA to see if required)
Template, Instructions 424 Biosketch
Template, Sample 424 Other Support
NIH Person-Months Conversion Chart Useful tool to convert effort percentages into person months
SF 424 Instructions Guide to the SF 424 form for less trial and error


Oregon Metals Initiative

OMI Project Proposal Routing, Approval, and Funding Process Step-by-step process developed between OMI board member, OSRAA, and COE Proposal Support
OMI Budget Template Updated with FY17 + rates
OMI Budget Justification Please see basic budget justification linked above. Please demonstrate OMI portion as well as industry portion.


OSU Institutional Forms and Data

OSU proposal Cover Page/Application information DUNS, EIN, institutional authorizing official contact, etc., for proposals
New Sponsor or Subcontractor Cayuse registration forms for new sponsors or subcontractors
New Cayuse User Not a Cayuse user? Register here.
OSU Fabricated Equipment Unit Pre-Approval Required if project involves fabricating capital equipment. Link to University policy on form for further details
F&A Waiver Required if solicitation and/or sponsor does not provide sufficient evidence of mandatory lower F&A rates.
College of Engineering Fact Sheet Demographics, history, and departmental descriptions for College of Engineering and Schools.