Salaries, Wages, and Employee Benefits: Salaries for all personnel are based upon current University of
North Texas academic and staff salary scales. All personnel budget calculations include salary range
adjustments of 3% yearly increases in accordance with published University guidelines.
_____________, Principal Investigator, will provide the overall direction and management of the project
as well as participating in the technical research and publication activities. We request summer salary
support at a level of __ month each year for the duration of the project. Should other funding be granted,
we will re-budget the summer months across projects.
We request salary support for one graduate research assistant each year at __% time during the academic
year, and at __% time during the summer months. The role of the graduate research assistants includes
system development, evaluation, maintaining technical web sites on the project, and participation in
Fringe Benefits: Fringe benefit rates used in this proposal are 15.05% of faculty and staff salary and
8.65% for student salary during the academic year and summer months. With the exception of
undergraduate students, fringe benefit amounts also include insurance premiums, longevity pay, and
benefit replacement pay (if applicable).
Travel: A total of # domestic and # international trips are requested to attend technical meetings and
workshops that are relevant to the project’s overall research, and for scientific exchange. Domestic trips
are estimated at $___ each roundtrip and foreign trips are at $___ each roundtrip. These estimates are
based on historical costs. Expenses include estimates for airfare, ground transportation, hotel
accommodations, registration for conferences and workshops (if applicable), and per diem. Relevant
conferences where we anticipate publishing the results are _______, ________, and _____.
Materials and Supplies: A total of $___ is requested for computers, and materials and supplies. This
amount includes consumable or expendable materials associated with the routine use of workstations, PCs,
laptops, and mobile devices and supplies required for research to support the proposed effort, such as,
among others, software, software licenses, and miscellaneous charges related to computer maintenance
and use. Funds requested are also intended to cover purchases of books and periodicals as necessary to
perform the proposed research. Project related toll and long distance phone charges for collaboration on
research are also requested. The computers are estimated at $___ each based on current value. We are
requesting for $__ in materials and supplies in year 1 and in each subsequent year.
Publications Costs/page charges: A total of $___ is requested for publication costs/page charges,
printing, and other costs associated with generating reports and disseminating information and results of
this research, as well as other communication regarding the proposed effort. We are requesting for $__ in
year 1 and in each subsequent year.
Other: Graduate student tuition/fee at a rate of $______ per year.
Facilities and Administrative Cost: The F&A rates were estimated in accordance with UNT’s rate
agreement, which was approved by DHHS, the Federal Cognizant Audit Agency for UNT on 9/01/09.
The organized research F&A cost rate of ___% MTDC is used and is based on the nature of the proposed