Budget Information for Proposal Development

BudgetAs you work on the budget proposal for your research or scholarly works activities, you may need some of the following information. Other university financial information can be obtained through the NMU Controller’s Office, but please allow ample time for staff there to prepare the information you may need. The Controller’s Office can be reached at 906-227-1076, fax 906-227-2167 or visiting room 1406 C.B. Hedgcock.The Grants and Contracts office staff can also assist you with this process.

Here is some general university cost information for your budget planning:

  • fringe benefit rates

  • travel policy with meal allowance guidelines

  • on-campus service charges

  • sample budget

  • sample budget narrative

  • NMU’s indirect cost rate is 36%.  You may also need the following information for budget forms:      

    • Negotiating agency:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    • Rate Agreement
    • Dates:  07/01/12 - 06/30/16
    • HHS point of contact:  Narendra Gandhi, 214-767-3230 (For form information only/DO NOT CALL.)
  • 2008-09 Post Doc Salary (est.) $30,260 and fringe at $10,349 (40.4%)

  • Guidelines for paying student employees

  • 2012-13 Graduate Assistant budget figures: $8,898 stipend for academic year. Tuition at $5,746. Students working in the summer are considered temporary labor, with a fringe rate of 13.7% and hourly wage paid for 8 weeks.

  • Adjunct instructor rate: $1,070/credit ($3,568 for 4-credit release).  Fringe is calculated at 17.6% ($623 for 4-credit release).

  • NMU Mileage Rate = $0.56/mile (effective 01/01/12)

  • NMU Mileage Rate for moving = $0.235/mile

  • Click here for a full list of Banner object codes.

  • Equipment threshold: $5,000