UCLA/Keck Humanistic Inquiry Research Awards: Applicant Budget Guidelines

Research budgets

Budgets may be prepared using a spreadsheet or word processing program.

Please prepare budgets using the following general cost categories, and provide brief explanations for the calculations of the proposed costs:

All items listed must be reasonable and necessary to accomplish the proposed research

Be comprehensive. Include all anticipated expenses and do not artificially inflate or deflate your total request because you think it will make your application more likely to be funded.

If you are not traveling, your budget can include living expenses and local costs for completing project.

Tips for travel budgets

Talk to another student who has traveled to or lived in your proposed destination already.

Do some research online when calculating your anticipated expenses, so that your budget can be as accurate as possible. You might check out the following resources for budget line items:

Per diem rates for domestic travel may be found on the U.S. General Services Administration website

Per diem rates for international travel may be found on the U.S. State Department website.