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Budget Development

The total amount requested in the budget is determined by the needs of the project and the limitations set by the sponsor.  It should reflect the activities and associated actual or estimated costs of achieving the objectives stated in the proposal.  In a very real sense, the budget is the culmination of the planning process undertaken in the preparation of the proposal.  The budget format should follow the instructions of the sponsor and frequently is required on the sponsor's form.  For multi-year projects the budgets are usually broken down for each year, with a separate cumulative total.  Since this is often the most confusing part of proposal preparation, applicants are urged to contact OGCS for assistance.  The budget will include: direct costs; F&A costs; and budget justification.


illustration of nanoparticle drug delivery to the lungs


Spurring lung growth

A National Institutes of Health grant is helping bioengineers develop a nanoparticle drug-delivery system designed to spur lung growth and function after partial lung removal or destructive lung disease.

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