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Resources & Workshops – Budget

Resources here include templates and guides to aid in the applicant’s development of clear budget justification.
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  1. Excel Budget Template [Download]

    Title: Excel Budget Template
    Creator: De Pauw, Jane - Research Facilitator, Faculty of Nursing; Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
    Description: This Excel Budget Template is designed to automatically update and keep track of potential budget expenses. The template utilizes the same headings as the CIHR Budget Module with each year in a separate tab. This resource is to be used by researchers or anyone involved in developing a budget.
    Subjects: budget, template
    Date Created: 2013/07/16
  2. CIHR Budget Template 4 Word [Download]

    Title: CIHR Budget Template 4 Word
    Creator: Coe, Helen - Project Coordinator, CIHR Special Project
    Description: This resource is a template to be used to provide formatting when writing for the Details of Financial Assistance Requested (Budget Justification) module of the CIHR Team grant application. This budget template is in a Word format and modern style with a 5 year budget justification. This template allows the user to manually input the dollar values of funds requested under the proper subheading and then insert text to justify this dollar value. As well, space for proposal title, applicant name, and year 1 budget request are also indicated in the header. Please note, subheadings and years not relevant may be deleted and rows to charts may be added to account for request of funds for more than one individual/item.
    Subjects: budget, template, team
    Date Created: 2012/07/04
  3. Developing Budgets for Grant Applications [Download]

    Title: Developing Budgets for Grant Applications
    Creator: Simala-Grant, Joanne - Director, CIHR Special Project
    Description: The PDF PowerPoint and video (please select attached) of this session are available for download. This workshop discussed budgets and their justifications. These are often not to be considered by reviewers when they score a grant application however these sections are important to ensure the application receives the maximum amount of funding. In addition, if these sections are poorly written, it may negatively influence the reviewer’s opinion of the applicant. Discussion will include the mechanics of and important considerations when developing a grant application budget.
    Subjects: OOGP, budget, open operating grant program
    Date Created: 2011/07/07
  4. CIHR Budget Template 1 Word [Download]

    Title: CIHR Budget Template 1 Word
    Creator: McPhalen, Cathy - PhD, thINK Editing
    Description: This resource is a template to be used to provide formatting when writing for the Details of Financial Assistance Requested (Budget Justification) module of the CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) application. This budget template is in a Word format and modern style with a 5 year budget justification. This template allows the user to manually input the dollar values of funds requested under the proper subheading and then insert text to justify this dollar value. As well, space for proposal title, applicant name, and year 1 budget request are also indicated in the header. Please note, subheadings and years not relevant may be deleted and rows to charts may be added to account for request of funds for more than one individual/item. Budget templates are designed to be used with the Strategic Checklist for CIHR OOGP Budgets ( http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.25056
    ) which provides suggestions as to important information to include when justifying various budget items and how to best present that information.
    Subjects: budget, template, open operating grant program, OOGP
    Date Created: 2012/01/10
  5. The Health Research Funding Application Budgets & Justifications: Pertinent References & Sample Wording [Download]

    Title: The Health Research Funding Application Budgets & Justifications: Pertinent References & Sample Wording
    Creator: Babiak, Jay - Director, Nursing Research Office
    Description: This document contains information we hope is useful when preparing a budget and the associated justification when requesting health research funding from granting agencies. The document includes pertinent references and sample budget justification wording. The document is designed specifically to support the development of budgets for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) applications. However, the document may be useful when preparing budgets for other funding agencies. The document is organized by CIHR budget category headings.
    Subjects: budget, open operating grant program, OOGP
    Date Created: 2012/08/27
  6. Strategic Checklist for CIHR OOGP Budgets [Download]

    Title: Strategic Checklist for CIHR OOGP Budgets
    Creator: McPhalen, Cathy - PhD, thINK Editing
    Description: This document is a strategic checklist for the Financial Assistance Requested (Budget) and Details of Financial Assistance Requested (Budget Justification) modules of a CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) application. The checklist is designed to be used by anyone preparing or reviewing a grant application budget before it is submitted to a CIHR OOGP competition. Intended users include members of Internal Review committees, grant application editors, colleagues of an applicant, and (of course) applicants themselves. Items in this checklist concentrate on strategy and grantsmanship. Additionally, items that address readability and organization are included, as these factors have a strong impact on a reviewer’s perception of the grant application as easy to read and understand.
    Subjects: OOGP, budget, open operating grant program, strategic checklist, checklist
    Date Created: 2012/01/10
  7. CIHR Budget Template 3 Word [Download]

    Title: CIHR Budget Template 3 Word
    Creator: McPhalen, Cathy - PhD, thINK Editing
    Description: This resource is a template to be used to provide formatting when writing for the Details of Financial Assistance Requested (Budget Justification) module of the CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) application. This budget template is in a Word format and modern style with a 1 year budget justification. This template allows the user to manually input the dollar values of funds requested under the proper subheading and then insert text to justify this dollar value. As well, space for proposal title, applicant name, and year 1 budget request are also indicated in the header. Please note, subheadings and years not relevant may be deleted and rows to charts may be added to account for request of funds for more than one individual/item. Budget templates are designed to be used with the Strategic Checklist for CIHR OOGP Budgets ( http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.25056
    ) which provides suggestions as to important information to include when justifying various budget items and how to best present that information.
    Subjects: OOGP, open operating grant program, template, budget
    Date Created: 2012/01/10
  8. CIHR Budget Template 2 Word [Download]

    Title: CIHR Budget Template 2 Word
    Creator: McPhalen, Cathy - PhD, thINK Editing
    Description: This resource is a template to be used to provide formatting when writing for the Details of Financial Assistance Requested (Budget Justification) module of the CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) application. This budget template is in a Word format and classical style with a 5 year budget justification. This template allows the user to manually input the dollar values of funds requested under the proper subheading and then insert text to justify this dollar value. As well, space for proposal title, applicant name, and year 1 budget request are also indicated in the header. Please note, subheadings and years not relevant may be deleted and rows to charts may be added to account for request of funds for more than one individual/item. Budget templates are designed to be used with the Strategic Checklist for CIHR OOGP Budgets ( http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.25056
    ) which provides suggestions as to important information to include when justifying various budget items and how to best present that information.
    Subjects: template, budget, OOGP, open operating grant program
    Date Created: 2012/01/10
  9. Small Group Session: Developing Budgets for Grant Applications in the Health Sciences [Download]

    Title: Small Group Session: Developing Budgets for Grant Applications in the Health Sciences
    Creator: Simala-Grant, Joanne - Director, CIHR Special Project
    Description: This small group session lead by Dr. Joanne Simala-Grant (Director, CIHR Special Project) included discussion on the mechanics of and important considerations when developing a budget in the health sciences. Participants were able to interact amongst each other and with the speaker to obtain feedback, edit and revise their budgets.
    Subjects: OOGP, budgets, open operating grant program
    Date Created: 2012/06/01
  10. Key Features of Exemplary Budgets [Download]

    Title: Key Features of Exemplary Budgets
    Creator: Simala-Grant, Joanne - Director, Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences)
    Description: This document outlines the key features of an exemplary budget and provides examples and sample wording of each. Quick tips on formatting the budget justification module as well as common errors in budgets are given.
    Subjects: budget examples, budget