This month, the Grants Connection revisits proposal budgets. The grant numbers and the budget narrative tell the full story of the work you intend to undertake when you send a proposal to a grantor. Proposal Tips of the Month (below) will help you approach some of the budget details. Your Grants Office and the Business Office will also help you consider full costs of your project and show you how to account for direct (grant-funded) expenses and everything else - indirect, in-kind, volunteer - both as a part of your budget and as a record-keeping task on implementation. Using our new Grants Proposal Review Form will facilitate internal review and communication about budgets and projects.
Before we break for the year, here's a shout-out to recent grants-seekers and awardees: Student Affairs for its Gunst award to support Beyond the Hill, Rupak Dua and Kristian Hargadon for awards from VAS on behalf of student scientists, Angie Way for asking the Cole Trust to continue its support of the Museum, Glenn Culley and John Prengaman for working toward improved energy efficiency with a proposal to the duPont Fund, and the full faculty/staff team (11 members!) seeking support through the AV Davis Foundations for planning/recommendations regarding Environmental Science/Studies. You've done great grants work this semester and we can look forward in the new year to the benefits of that work and to growing our roster of creative (and funded) projects.
Enjoy winter break and Best Wishes for a happy, prosperous New Year,
PJ. Townsend, Director of College Grants