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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.

SCSU Budget Template

SCSU Budget Justification instructions and tips

Sample Budget Justification (pdf)

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)