Please note: the templates automatically calculate university average fringe rates and the federally-negotiated indirect/F&A rates. Please refer to the proposal guidelines for specific budgetary instructions.
How do you calculate person months?
Conversion of percentage of effort to person months is straight-forward. To calculate person months, multiply the percentage of your effort associated with the project times the number of months of your appointment. For example:
25% of a 10 month academic year appointment equals 2.50 (AY) person months (10 x .25= 2.50)
10% of a 12 month calendar appointment equals 1.2 (CY) person months (12 x .10 = 1.2)
50% of a 2 month summer term appointment equals 1.00 (SM) person months (2 x .50= 1.00)