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The required annual budget template asks to list "calendar months" for personnel. Should these months be adjusted based on the total percent of effort the person will be working or just be the total number of months out of the year in which the person will be doing some work on the grant?

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The effort (amount of time) that PI(s), faculty and other senior personnel will devote to the proposed consortia should be listed in the required annual budget template.  The effort is based on the organization's regular academic-year, summer or calendar-year. For example, if the regular schedule is 10 months and 30% effort will be devoted to the project, a total of 3 months should be listed in the academic or calendar-year block (10 months x 30% = 3 months).  Multiply the percentage of your effort associated with the project times the number of months of your appointment (i.e. 10% of a 9 month AY appointment equals .9 person months; 10% of a 12 month calendar appointment equals 1.2 months). Your employer may have internal policies and procedures that relate specifically to the type of appointment under which you are employed. You should, therefore, confirm with your Sponsored Projects Office that this simplified methodology is consistent with the policy at your organization.
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