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CANR Grants Development Office


The proposal budget is the financial plan of action that reflects the costs required to conduct the proposed project.  Budgets should be prepared using one of the budget templates found on the GDO Forms and Templates page or one of those from the Office for Sponsored Programs’ budget page

The CANR grants office can assist you with the preparation of your budget, provide custom budget templates for various scenarios, or review your budget if you prefer to prepare your own.

Current information on fringe benefits, graduate assistant stipends, indirects, and other budgetary matters can be found in OSP’s Budgeting and Costing Guide.

A detailed budget justification covering the entire project is required for all proposals.

Subawards on USDA grants are charged indirects at the full rate due to the lower indirect rate allowed by the sponsor.  For NIH and NSF proposals, only the first $25,000 of each subaward is charged indirects. This calculation will compute for you if you use the CANR Budget Templates. Otherwise, you will need to compute manually and add in to your budget. Please see GDO if you have any questions or prefer to have your budget prepared for you.

Tuition is to be included at the rate of 60% of in-state tuition for any graduate assistantships included in the budget unless recovering tuition is specifically prohibited by the sponsor. Tuition recovery should be pro-rated based on the percentage of their time the GA will spend on the project.  For example, if the current annual tuition cost is $10,224, for a 10 hr/week GA (half-time), you would calculate:


$10,224 x 60% x 50% = $3067

and would include $3067 in the budget for Year 1. Tuition is to be increased in subsequent years by 6% each year. Alternatively, you can use the tuition calculator found on OSP’s website.

Indirects are to be charged at UConn’s appropriate federally-negotiated rate unless the terms of the RFP dictate otherwise.

News and Events



Grant Announcements:


Agricultural and Resource Economics:

Bravo-Ureta, Boris E, $149,988, A New Look at Total Factor Productivity and Irrigation Water Use Efficiency: An Analysis of U.S. Agriculture, 12/16/2015, USDA/NIFA


Animal Science:

Amalaradjou, Mary Anne, $149,961, Investigating the Beneficial Role of Cheese Starter Cultures in the Prevention of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a Mouse Colitis Model, 11/02/2015, USDA/NIFA

Venkitanarayanan, Kumar S, $142,463, Natural and Environment-Friendly Approaches for Improving the Microbiological Safety of Cantaloupes, 11/03/2015, USDA/NIFA



Bonelli, Joseph, $250,000 Crop Insurance and Risk Management Promotion, Education and Training for Connecticut Farmers and Growers, 2015-2016, 10/12/2015, USDA/Department of Agriculture


Bonelli, Joseph, $71,758, 2015 NESARE CT, MA, RI Joint Outreach,11/05/2015, USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture/University of Vermont


Wilson, Emily H., $99,906, Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online 2015-2016 Work Plan, 12/10/2015, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection



Casa, Douglas J, $19,534, Relationship Between Classical Magnet School (Hartford Public Schools) and University of Connecticut, 11/04/2015, Hartford Public Schools


Natural Resources and the Environment:

Fahey, Robert T, $59,941, Collaborative Research: EAGER-NEON: Is Canopy Structural Complexity a Global Predictor of Primary Production?: Using NEON to Transform Understanding of Forest Structure-Function, 11/24/2015, NSF/BIO/Directorate for Biological Sciences


Volin, John, $339,062, Evaluation of Airborne & Mobile LiDAR Technologies for Monitoring Roadside Vegetation and Utility Infrastructure, 12/11/2015, Eversource


Volin, John, $1,213,521, Stormwise: Vegetation Management and Modeling for Storm Resistant Trees, Resilient Power and Sustainable Futures, 12/11/2015 Eversource


USDA Integrated Grants and Logic Model

A logic model is a conceptual tool for planning and evaluation which displays the sequence of actions that describes what the science-based program is and will do.


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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