The Modular Research Grant Proposal: Features at a Glance
Applies to research grant applications requesting up to $250,000 direct costs per year.
Request total direct costs in modules of $25,000, reflecting appropriate support for the project. There will be no future year escalations.
A typical modular grant application will request the same number of modules in each year.
Provide budget narrative regarding all Personnel by position, role, and level of effort. This includes consultants, personnel on any Consortium/Contractual arrangement and any "to be appointed" positions.
Include a total cost estimate for any Consortium/Contractual arrangements.
Additional narrative budget justification will be required in the application only if there is a variation in the number of modules requested.
Describe specific aims of research projects ongoing or completed during the last three years as part of the Biographical Sketch. The Biographical Sketch will be limited to five pages.
SRG Recommended adjustments of the budget in modules.
Request Other Support information "just-in-time" to determine overlap for likely award candidates.
Request (prior to award) additional budget justification "just-in-time" only in exceptional circumstances.
Award at SRG recommended or Institute's cost management plan level, taking other support into account.
Make non-categorical, total direct cost awards.
Eliminate the 25% rebudgeting requirement.
Permit all types of administrative supplemental awards.