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Re: Modular Grants Charlie Hathaway 20 Nov 2001 13:13 EST

Re: Modular Grants Charlie Hathaway 20 Nov 2001 13:13 EST

YES!  Exhibit A:  Asst Prof X's email asking whether fringe benefits are indirect costs.

At 12:49 PM 11/20/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Roberta, we require line item budgets (although we don't require each line item
>to be broken down further in great detail. We do so to be sure the PI has used
>the right fringe rate(s), has not included unallowable expenses, and mostly
>because we need to see the line items in order to calculate the proposed F&A
>accurately.
>
>Steve
>
>"Roberta C. Nary" wrote:
>
>> We are looking at our current procedure that requires PI's to submit a line
>> item budget for internal purposes, when submitting a modular grant
>> application. We are contemplating streamlining this process to eliminate
>> the line item budget request at the time of application, but rather provide
>> it at the time of the award.  At the time of submission they would be
>> required to provide the modular amount for year 1 and the out years,
>> identify costs that affect the amount of the module, that is if there is an
>> increase/decrease in the modular request from one year to the next,  and
>> identify costs that affect the F&A calculation.
>>
>> We be interested to hear from both sides, that is, those who do require an
>> internal budget at the time of application and those who do not require an
>> internal budget at the time of application.  For those of you who do not
>> require an internal budget at the time of application,  I would be
>> interested in knowing how it works at your institution.
>>
>> Thank you
>>
>> Roberta C. Nary, CRA
>> Director
>> Office of Sponsored Programs MS 116
>> Brandeis University
>> 781 736/2119
>> 781 736/2123
>>
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