How Much Money Do You Need? Creating an appropriate budget is one of the most important activities involved in developing an academic grant proposal; however, for many faculty, estimating expenses for their proposed research can be a daunting task. The Office of Academic Grants (OAG) offers guidance and resources throughout the budget development process that can make the experience much less stressful and overwhelming. Getting Started Budget basics, best practices and writing tips to help you get started. F&A Rate Agreement Learn everything you need to know about estimating costs for a federally-funded project. Cost-Sharing Policies Information about federal and University research cost-sharing policies. Fringe-Benefits Rate What is a fringe-benefits rate and what rate does Regis use? Learn more. Financial Conflict of Interest Policy What you need to know about defining and disclosing financial conflicts of interest. Budget Justification Every proposal budget requires a written justification of expenses. Here's how to write one.