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All Proposals, Internal Processing forms and Release Time Request forms are due in our office 10 days prior to the due date to allow time for approval and signatures from the Provost and the Office of Business and Finance prior to submission.  Please call or email our office if you have any questions when completing the forms or the proposal application.

Budget Guidance

  • General Guidance [PDF]
    (as directed by the Office of the President - General Administration)
  • I.R.S.Tax Exemption Letter [PDF]
  • F&A (Facilities and Administrative) - Indirect Cost Rate Letter [PDF] - 55.4% Rate Agreement with DHHS dated March 21, 2012

Budgetary Rates

Budgets are completed by the Director of Sponsored Research along with the PI (ext. 1644)

  • FSU Indirect Cost Rate [PDF] - 55.4% of total salaries and wages (DHHS - Agreement Date:March 21, 2012)- Rate may have to be adjusted to Sponsors requirements
  • Social Security Rate for Research Assistants, Undergraduate Assistants (Full and Part time) - 7.65%
  • Fringe Benefit Rate (Soc. Sec., Retirement, Benefits Pool & Health Insurance-) - 25.5%
  • Fringe Benefit Rate  of 25.5% remains the same for Summer Months also
  • Retention Rate - 3 years
  • Salary Ranges - Office of State Personnel

Budget Forms

Documents Requested by Funding Sources for Proposals

FSU Facts

How to Write a Winning Grant Proposal

Proposal Writing Resources

Science and Engineering

Social Sciences

Sample Grants

Electronic Submission

Grant Opportunities

Stimulus Funding Opportunities

FSU Graduate School Faculty Grants

Federal Funding Sources Listing

New Funding Opportunities from added Weekly

Research Event Opportunities

North Carolina Funding Sources

Grant Sources

Grant Writing Sources

A Partial List of Funding Sources

  • City of Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Coke Cola Foundation
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Educational Testing Service
  • NASA
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • National Youth Sports Program
  • North Carolina Biotechnology
  • North Carolina Department of Environment
  • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • North Carolina Humanities Council
  • Time-Warner Cable
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • U.S. Army Research Office
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

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