Request for Proposals 104(b) - Fiscal Guidelines
Proposal budgets must reflect a $2 non-federal match for each federal dollar requested. This means that a federal request of $20,000 will result in a research project with at least a $60,000 total project cost. The match may include fringe benefits and indirect costs, as well as direct costs. Contact John Peckenham at the Mitchell Center for specific guidance on match. Overhead costs are not permitted to be charged on the federal funding request in this program, although the match may include the indirect costs that are not charged on federal dollars. An Excel budget template is available. Please contact UMGMC@maine.edu for a copy of the template.
All projects must include a training component for students, and typically will fund a graduate assistantship or undergraduate stipend. The recommended minimum monthly graduate stipend rate is $1,471 ($17,650 annual) . PIs are urged to provide tuition in the ‘other’ budget line. Tuition does not generate IDC match. Please note that partial payment of health insurance premiums is required for UMaine graduate students. Please check the ORSP web page for details.