Frequently Asked Questions About Budgets
The AI/AN CTRP does not stipulate a minimum or maximum effort levels for project leaders. Effort levels should be guided by the roles and activities outlined in the budget justification. Effort may be a combination of in-kind support (e.g., institution-supported effort allocated to support the project leader’s research) or CTRP-supported effort (i.e., effort that is paid from the CTRP award).
Yes. You may include funds to support your mentor for activities such as reviewing manuscripts and grants, up to $4,000, in addition to travel to the annual meeting. Generally, mentors are compensated about $500- $600 per day. If possible we suggest paying mentors as a fee-for-service contract (or as a consultant) to avoid setting up a contractual agreement between MSU and your mentor’s institution. Further, the CTRP cannot provide an award directly to an institution outside of Montana or Alaska. If you have any questions, please consult with your mentor and the professional development core.
Yes. Mentors who receive IDeA support for their own research may serve as paid mentors on other IDeA-funded projects.
No. All awardees are welcome to attend the CTRP annual meeting. But we recognize that travel to another state to attend the annual conference may not be possible within the budget constraints of the community and small grants.
Yes. The CTRP encourages applicants to make arrangements (e.g., an embedded award to the collaborating tribal college or community organization) to allocate funds to support the efforts of community partners.
Yes. To request a re-budget, please contact the PI at Montana State University.