Budget Guidelines

Funding guidelines are the sole purview of the NSEA Research Committee. The following guidelines are designed to help you construct a budget.

Grants are intended to assist recipients in covering the direct cost of the research effort, including printing, postage, statistical analysis, and preparation of papers and reports. A portion of the budget may be used for research assistant/clerical help.

All travel requests and other budget requests that are not self-explanatory must be accompanied by a written explanation.

Costs that may be eligible for funding are:

  • Travel -- all travel must be relevant to the research project. Budget requests may not include travel to the annual NSEA Conference. Travel expenses are expected to be the lowest rate(s) possible.
  • Printed or recorded material pertinent to the research project (e.g., books, journals, electronic media, etc.).
  • Reproducing research materials.
  • Expendable supplies and tools.
  • Computer expenses (e.g., computer time, software).
  • Library searches and other research support.
  • Survey tool development costs.
  • Telephone, postage and printing, etc.
  • Typing and data input costs.
  • Monetary support for research assistant/clerical help in the form of a stipend or salary: such requests may only constitute a portion of the total budget.

Please state your budget items in order of importance to your project. If the project will be supported in part by other sources, please include a Statement of Additional Support.

These guidelines are not exhaustive. Please feel free to include other expenses pertinent to your project.