It is the policy of Georgia Tech that the project budget provides a sponsor and the Institute with a complete financial picture of the proposed project and follow Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Budgets are reviewed by the sponsor to verify if the costs are allowable, reasonable and necessary to carry out the proposed project, and if it conforms to the sponsor’s instructions and/or format. The cost elements of a budget must be those necessary to accomplish the proposed activity. Cost estimates of individual line items should be carefully calculated so that the requested funds are adequate, but not excessive. Click here for more information.