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Refer to your FOA on which Budget Form(s) to use:

  • Generally, you must use the PHS Modular Budget Form if you are submitting a research grant application from a domestic organization and you are applying for $250,000 or less per budget period in direct costs.
  • You must use the R&R Budget Form if you are applying for more than $250,000 per budget period in direct costs.
  • However, there are exceptions and other distinctions.

R&R Budget Form

The R&R Budget Form is used in the majority of applications; however, it is important to refer to your specific FOA for guidance on which budget form(s) are allowed for your application.

  • Some application forms packages include two optional budget forms —
    • the R&R Budget Form and,
    • PHS 398 Modular Budget Form.
      • Include only one of these forms, but not both, in your application.
  • There are two primary types of Budget Forms: detailed R&R and PHS 398 modular.
    • Generally, you must use the R&R Budget Form if you are applying for more than $250,000 per budget period in direct costs, and you must use the Modular Budget Form if you are applying for less than $250,000.
    • However, some grant mechanisms or programs (e.g., training grants) may require other budget forms to be used. Refer to your FOA and to the following instructions for guidance on which Budget Form to use.
    • Note: The terms “detailed budget” and “R&R Budget” are used interchangeably.
    • If you are requesting a budget with $500,000 or more in direct costs for any budget period, contact the awarding component to determine whether you must obtain prior approval before submitting the application

R&R Subaward Budget Attachment(s) Form

  • This form is required only when the prime grantee is submitting an R&R budget form and has subaward/consortium budgets.
    • * Do not use this form if you are using the PHS Modular Budget form or if you do not have a subaward/consortium
  • Each consortium grantee organization that performs a substantive portion of the project must complete an R&R Subaward Budget Attachment, including Budget Justification section.

PHS 398 Modular Budget Form

  • This is typically applicable only to research applications from domestic organizations requesting $250,000 or less per budget period in direct costs, but there are exceptions.
    • * Do not use this form and the R&R Budget Form
  • Modular budgets are simplified; therefore, detailed categorical information is not to be submitted with the application.

 

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