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Budget Justification - SAMPLE

Salaries and Wages.  Salaries and wages (including stipends) are based on the 2010-2011 University budget with 3 percent (3%) annual increment. One month’s summer salary is requested for the PI in each of the three years of the project.  Salary support ($23,000@ for the first year) for two graduate students is requested in each of the three years. $3,000 is requested to support an undergraduate research assistant for each of the three years. Undergraduate support will not be incremented annually.

Fringe Benefits.  Employee benefits are direct charged as a percentage of salaries and wages, excluding undergraduate students taking at least three credits and graduate research assistants. The rate used for summer salary for faculty is 17.65%. In addition, the health care benefit support request for graduate research assistants is prorated at a rate of $876 for FY 09-10 – the first year of the project, $925 for FY 10-11 and will increase by $50 for each subsequent year.

Equipment.  A total of $50,000 is requested in the first year for the purchase of equipment. This project includes a request for a total of three items of equipment (equipment item 1, equipment item 2, and equipment item 3 – be specific) which will be needed to support the proposed project.

Representative quote for xyz and xyz2 (other equipment options to be considered include xyz3, xyz4, etc.):

Equipment item 1 (2):                         $20,000 ($10,000 each)
Equipment item 2 (1):                         $20,000

Equipment item 3 (1):                         $10,000
                                                Total:   $50,000

Equipment will be used on this project for……….

Supplies.  $1,500 is requested for each of the three years for the purchase of supplies to conduct the proposed research. Supplies that will be acquired include expendable lab chemicals and glassware such as, pipettes for (purpose 1) and (purpose 2).

Travel.  Domestic travel in the amount of $1,000 each year for PI is requested to present at conferences, such as the Educom conference. In addition, trips will be used to disseminate results.

Publication Costs.  $500 is requested in each of the final two years for publication costs of papers submitted to journals such as the “be specific”.

Facilities & Administrative Costs.  F&A costs are charged as a percentage of the modified total direct costs at a rate of 50.0% negotiated on October 19, 2007. This rate is set by the University’s Cognizant Audit Agency, the Department of Health and Human Services.

News and Events


Graduate Student Reseach Forum

Save the date: Satuday, March 25th

9am - 3pm Oak Hall

More details here



Grant Announcements:


New grant awards

October-December 2016

SPS full list

Agricultural and Resource Economics:

Tatiana Andreyevea, $14,832. Updating the Rudd Tax Calculator, Healthy Food America


Animal Science:

Mary Anne Amalaradjou, $179,826  Understanding Nutrition Through Biomics, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

Mary Anne Amalaradjou $95,013, Listeria Monocytogenes Growth and Survival on Peaches and Nectarines as influenced by Stone Fruit Operations. USDA/NIFA

Dennis D'Amico, $19,788, Determining the Efficacy of Commercial Protective Cultures for the Control of Salmonella and Shiga-Toxin Producing Escherichia Coli in Raw Mike for Cheesemaking, Walker (George) Mile Research Fund



Chet Arnold, $144,138,  Water and Sustainability: Education Curriculum using Online Mapping Tools to Support Teaching and Student Learning, USDA/NIFA

David Dickson, $28,000, Nitrogen Outreach Along the Connecticut Coast, EPA/Long Island Sound Office/ CT DEEP

Tessa L. Getchis, $7,573, Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program, DOC/NOAA/Oceanic and Atmospheric Research/UNH



Douglas Casa, $22,039, Relationship Between Classical Magnet School and University of CT, Hartford Public Schools.

Douglas Casa, $24,999, Relationship SMSA and University of CT, Hartford Public Schools. 

Douglas Casa, $7,573, POLAR  Team Pro Validation and Comparison,   Polar Electro

Natural Resources and the Environment:

Beth A. Lawrence, $85,786, Increasing Biodiversity and Habitat Complexity in Invaded Wetlands., EPA/Loyola University Chicago

Anita Morzillo, $253,054, Attitudes Toward Black Bears and their Management in CT, DOI/US Fish and Wildlife Service/CT Dept of Energy and Eniv.Protection

Nutritional Sciences:

Christopher Blesso, $17,057, Anti-inflammatory and Hypolipidemic Effects of Egg Sphingomyelin for the Prevention of AtherosclerosisL A pilot study, American Egg Board


Paulo Verardi, $413,291, Rapid Development of Replication-controlled Vaccinia Virus Vectors for Vaccines and Therapeutics with Single or Double Safety Features, DHHS/NIH

Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

Joan E. Allen, $21,000, Northeast Plant Diagnostic Network, USDA/Dept of Agriculture

Donna R. Ellis, $6,586, Forest Pest Outreach, USDA/APHIS/CT AG Experiment Station

Jason Henderson, $78,323, Organic Turf and No-Pesticide Turf Demonstration Project, CT Dept of Energy and Envir.Protection



How to Join a Multistate Project

Instructions to join a Multistate Project   - Link to directions for viewing project proposals and for creating an Appendix E to authorize participation by your scientist(s) /specialist(s) in the above proposed projects. 

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