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Research: Preparing Proposals

Find resources for preparing proposals.

Institutional Information

Proposal Systems and Forms


  • Direct Costs are those costs specifically identifiable that can be charged directly to the contract or grant (incl. Salaries, Fringe Benefits, Tuition Remission, Consultants, Equipment)
  • Indirect Costs (IDC), also called Overhead or Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Costs, are those costs not specifically identifiable for any one project or program, but which are valid expenses of conducting research, instruction, and other sponsored activities at UCSD.
  • Cost Sharing represents that portion of the total project costs (direct and/or indirect) of a sponsored agreement borne by the university, rather than by the sponsor.


Sponsored Research Activities


  • Proposal Reports & Legacy Queries - Find more information about approved reports developed by the Electronic Research Administration Program (ERAP) and existing legacy QueryLink queries.