ECU's Office of Sponsored Programs provides a standard budget template for use for internal purposes in order to develop a budget of sound figures in adherence to federal and University guidelines. It is the policy of the College to not volunteer cost share or matching of any kind. If a sponsor does not require a cost share, do not volunteer any.
Budget development deserves careful preparation and the Office of Research encourages PIs and PDs to contact the Grants Program Specialist early for assistance. Submission and routing information is available on the policy page. Good budget estimates require use of the ECU standard budget template. The most current template, maintained by OSP, is available here on the OSP Budget Preparation Page.