Faculty-Student Collaborative Research:
Development Grant Program

Budget Guidelines

Use the budget table provided in the 2017 Proposal Template located on the Proposal Submission page (link above) and justify and explain expenses in the budget justification section. Please check your projected expenses in the budget table and make sure that the total amount is accurate.

Budget Restriction

CSUPERB will accept Research Development grant proposals with budgets up to $15,000. Duration of the award will be 18 months from the project start date (approximately June 1, 2017 - November 30, 2018). Exact project start dates are contingent upon award conditions, including IRB or IACUC approvals on campus. Please note these awards will be made primarily with fiscal year 2016-2017 CSU general fund dollars, pending the California state budget.

CSUPERB grants are issued as a result of an internal competition within the CSU and are not subject to Facilities and Administrative (F&A), or indirect, costs. F&A costs are not allowed as a grant-funded expense in proposals submitted in response to RFPs from programs, like CSUPERB, that receive the majority of their support from legislatively appropriated funds, CSU lottery funds or student fees (including State University fees). The F&A foregone at the campus/auxiliary's federally negotiated off-campus rate may be shown as cost match on the proposal.  This amount may be used by the auxiliary or enterprise fund as an offset to the university's cost allocation plan, in accordance with EO 753/1000.


Identify faculty and key personnel (students and staff) in the first column. Put the amount/person in the "Amount Requested ($)" box in the second column.

Salary Restrictions
  • Faculty salary budgeted up to $5000 per individual is allowed, including fringe, for academic year release time/academic year additional employment/summer salary.
  • Student salaries should be in accordance with amounts determined by your own campus Human Resource Department. CSUPERB will not approve any salary or rate in excess of your own campus limitations. It is your responsibility to ensure that any funds paid to students are not in conflict with either these limitations or any others set by graduate or undergraduate programs the student may be a part of. Employment of foreign nationals is limited to those individuals who meet the conditions set by your campus HR departments review and clearance process for their eligibility to receive compensation in the United States.
Travel Restrictions

Travel to professional meetings will not be covered by these funds. Apply to CSUPERB's Travel Grant Program to cover these costs.

Justification for Budget Items

Justify the need for the personnel listed in the "Salaries" section on the budget table. Indicate how much time each faculty/key personnel will spend on the project and when s/he will be working on the project. Identify students, where possible, indicate the student's status (undergraduate or graduate student), the rate/hr, the number of hours for each student and whether they will be working summer and/or academic year. Justify the need for any and all items listed in the budget.
Limit 1 page.

Contact Information

If you have questions related to budget, please contact:

James Schmitt
Program Administrator, CSUPERB
(619) 594-5299