Texas Tech University: Office of Research Services

Budget Development

The budget is a detailed statement outlining estimated project costs to support work under a grant or contract.  The preparation of a budget is an important part of the proposal preparation process and should be considered as you are developing the project itself. This is important for two reasons:

Research expenses can be divided into direct costs, which are specific line items in a budget such as salaries and fringe benefits, equipment and travel, and indirect costs (Facilities and Administrative costs), which are broad costs incurred for common or joint objectives, such as building/equipment depreciation and general administrative costs. Indirect costs are paid as a percentage of direct costs, with the amount negotiated by the University and the sponsor.

General Guidelines for Proposal Budgets

Fringe Benefit Rates

Health Insurance Rates

TTU Graduate Tuition and Fees

Administrative and Clerical Expenses

Facilities & Administrative Costs (F&A)

Cost Sharing

Budgeting Subcontracts

Budget Template


Office of Research Services

Office of Research Services
349 Administration
Box 41035 | MS 1035
Lubbock, TX 79409-1035
(806) 742-3884 ofc | (806) 742-3892 fax