Budget Information

Research

Information on preparing your research grant budget

GST advice has been prepared as a guide to researchers preparing budget documentation and who may be uncertain if GST will apply to their proposal. Most grants attract GST and even if the granting agency's guidelines do not mention GST liability, do not assume that GST will not be applied.

Download the GST advice note (PDF File, 81.1 KB)

Travel and meal allowances (per diem expenses) as approved by the Australian Taxation Office 2012/2013

For ease of reference, a taxation determination from the ATO has been provided for calculation of per diem expenses when calculating travel expenses.

Download the 2012/2013 expenses allowance (PDF File, 59.0 KB)

Budget Template for Research Contracts

The budget template (Excel File, 32KB) has been prepared for use where the sponsor's/funding agency's regulations permit the University to include an infrastructure charge in the budget. This template would not be appropriate for use with grants listed on the Australian Grants Register as they do not allow the inclusion of an infrastructure charge. For information on budget terminology, please read the budget advice included on this page. Obtain details on current academic and general staff academic salaries