The Modular Grant concept establishes specific modules or increments in which direct costs must be requested, as well as a maximum level for requested budgets of $250,000 direct costs per year (excluding any consortium F&A costs).The Modular Grant application does not require a categorical breakdown of direct costs requested in the application; however, other requirements still apply.
Carefully read your specific Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for budget requirements and criteria. You should look for limitations on the types of expenses, spending caps, and overall funding limits. Depending on your specific FOA, you will submit your budget using one of two forms:
- R&R Budget Form; or
- PHS398 Modular Budget Form.
Additional information and tips regarding your NIH application budget can be found at NIH Develop Your Budget website.
The application forms package associated with most NIH funding opportunities includes two optional budget forms.
- R&R Budget Form
- PHS 398 Modular Budget Form
NIH applications will include either the R&R Budget Form or the PHS 398 Modular Budget Form, but not both. To determine whether to use a detailed versus modular budget for your NIH application, see the flowchart on the NIH website.