MIT/Department of _____________
Budget Justification for Cost Proposal
|Name ( 1 )||Role||Budgeted Person Months|
|XXXXXXXXX||Principal Investigator||0.15 summer months ( 2 )|
Post-doctoral Associate(s): One post-doctoral associate is budgeted for three calendar months in years 1 through 3. The post-doc will be responsible for__________________.
[Program Manager/Instructor/Project Coordinator/etc]: One __________ will devote 12 months to this project in Yr 1 and 6 months in Yr 2. The ____________ will [assist the PI with activites on this project.]
Annual inflation is budgeted at 3% for all salaries.
Employee ( 3 ) Benefits (EB) are charged as direct costs and are set by MIT at the current negotiated rates for budgeting purposes: (FY18 rates: on-campus 25.60%; off-campus 22.30%). MIT charges actual rates to awards. EB is applied to total salary expenses, excluding students.
OTHER DIRECT COSTS:
Equipment: Funds are requested for the following equipment in year 1 of the budget:
- $XXXX for a ______ for the purpose of _________.
Domestic Travel: Funds are requested for the [PI, Co-I, or RA] to attend one domestic conference per year of this project (for example, to the [Name of annual conference]) to present research results. The PI intends to take approximately [X] domestic trips per year and support students for X trips per year.
International Travel: Funds are requested for the [PI, Co-I, or RA] to travel to collaborate with colleagues. The PI intends to take approximately [X] international trips per year and support students for X trips per year. Travel is anticipated to the following international destinations, but may be subject to change: ___________.
Materials and Supplies: are budgeted at $______yr in Y3, and $_____ in Year 4. The money will be spent on ________________________. ( 4 )[Due to the fundamental research nature of the project, materials costs are estimated based on the PI’s knowledge of prior projects of similar scope, and no further breakdown of materials is available.]
( 5 ) In accordance with MIT policy for non-research activity, MIT charges a 10% fund transaction fee to all direct costs related to graduate student research assistant salaries and tuition and all other non-personnel expenses. With the exception of faculty and student salaries, all other salaries and associated employee benefits are charged the current Facilities and Administrative (F&A) rate for research negotiated with the Office of Naval Research. The current negotiated rate for FY2018 is 59% on-campus and 5.0% off-campus.