Preparing a budget for external research funding
Bringing a budget together can take time and as such, budgets should never be left until last. Start early and remember, the project should dictate the budget rather than the other way round.
When preparing an external funding application, it is vital the budget is written alongside the research proposal. Without this dual approach, ambitious projects may prove unaffordable under the scheme's guidelines, or an excellent project can miss submission because budget preparation deadlines have not been met.
There is detailed support below and remember to contact the Research Officer for Grants for support with obtaining staff costings and how to approach budgeting non-staff costs.