Budget Consultation/Preparation


OSPA Budget Forms and Templates

The Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (OSPA) has a number of forms and templates on their website to help the ISU research community develop budgets for proposals.

OSPA Budget Development Guidelines

OSPA’s website includes a guide for preparing proposal budgets. There’s also information on submission of National Institutes of Health (NIH) modular budgets, proposals with facility renovations, guidelines for industry partners, fringe benefit rates, tuition rates, and facilities and administrative (F&A) rates.

ISU Travel Information

The ISU travel information website contains all of the information researchers and research administrators may need pertaining to travel expenses.

Professional Services Policies

This part of ISU’s purchasing website details ISU’s policies on handling Professional Services Contractual Agreements (PSAs). “Professional services” refer to “unique, technical, and/or infrequent functions performed by an independent contractor qualified by education, experience, and/or technical ability to provide services”.

Travel Planning Budget Spreadsheet [XLS]

Use this tool to help plan the amount needed in proposal budgets for travel expenses.

Uniform Guidance ISU Costing Policy

This document contains ISU’s costing policy for federally sourced agreements awarded on or after December 26, 2014.

Uniform Guidance Principal Investigator Costing Guide

This guide was put together to help principal investigators understand the ISU Uniform Guidance costing policy, and how it affects the ISU research community.

Unallowable Costs on Federal Funds

This document contains a list of unallowable costs on federal funds.

Definition of F&A Rate Types [DOC]

This document includes definitions for the different F&A (facilities and administrative costs) rate types.

Participant Support Costs Guidance

As the title implies, this document provides guidance on Participant Support Costs (“direct costs paid to or on behalf of participants or trainees, who are not ISU employees, for their participation in meetings, conferences, symposia, workshops or other training projects”).

Goldsheet Initiation Form [XLS]

This spreadsheet is designed to enhance the efficiency of completing and initiating the GoldSheet for researchers and grant administrators. The GoldSheet is Iowa State’s electronic process for routing proposals from the principal investigator to the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration where the proposal is reviewed for submission. The GoldSheet Initiation Form can help researchers quickly and easily share information needed to route the GoldSheet with collaborators or grant administrators.

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