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SPARK Budget Guidelines

  • Budgets submitted as part of a Full Proposal must use the SPARK_Budget Template_2018
  • Allowable costs: graduate student stipends/summer support, postdoc salaries, Faculty summer fellowships (limited to $3000 per PI, $5000 per award; only available to faculty on less than 12-month appointments with room for summer support), other research assistant salaries, associated fringe costs, instrument use fees, materials and supplies, contractual services (external consultants or fee-for-service providers). Other commercialization-related costs not specified here or in the not-allowed list below should be listed in the budget and justified.
  • Not-allowable costs: faculty salary, large equipment acquisition costs, travel for the purpose of presenting research results, costs related to basic research aims, graduate tuition, any overhead or F&A.
  • Any changes to the budget of an awarded project must be approved in advance by the program director. Requests for rebudgeting can be made to
  • Note: All contractual services and materials and supplies must be procured following University purchasing policies.