Whether you are a first-time investigator or a seasoned NSF-funded researcher, a correctly prepared award budget can help you prevent delays in starting your research. We asked MCB program directors to tell us their top tips on completing a proposal budget. While these tips are helpful, MCB reminds PIs to always refer to the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedure Guide (PAPPG) for guidance on proposal submission. In addition, follow any specific instructions or restrictions included in the program announcement or program solicitation to which you are applying.
Thank you for your question. Although we do not respond to these kinds of questions via the blog, I can refer you to NSF’s Proposal and Award Policies & Research Guide (PAPPG), chapter 2. https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappg20_1/pappg_2.jsp#IIC2g You are also encouraged to call a program director!