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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


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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