2019 E-Cubed budget template & guidelines
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Dubai Cares Budget Guideline For E-Cubed
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The research envelope titled, Evidence for Education in Emergencies (E-Cubed), aims to fund research ranging from robust randomized controlled trials to evaluations, assessments and gap analyses geared to inform the policies and practices of international and national decision makers, implementing agencies and other local stakeholders (teachers, parents, local government, civil society,  etc.) involved in education in emergencies. The convening of partnerships between academia and implementing agencies is a practice Dubai Cares hopes to encourage in order to foster effective cooperation amongst different actors within the education and emergencies field, to ensure the highest quality outcomes.
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General Guidelines on Budget Preparation and Budget Template:
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1Wherever the majority of the budget will be spent in the local currency, we recommend that you develop your budget in the local currency, and convert the total costs into USD as displayed on the template. Please note that the local currency supersedes the USD conversion.
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2Please state the value of the exchange rates you have used to calculate your USD budget. We recommend that you http://www.xe.com to find the correct exchange rate. The exchange rate stated on the budget proposal will remain static and the single reference point for all future currency conversions and financial transactions.
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3Please state the source and value of the inflation rates used in the research budget, if applicable.
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4Dubai Cares does not fund general allocations towards "Contigencies" and "Insurance".
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5Indirect costs cannot exceed 15% of total Direct Project Costs.
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6Please note that unit costs should be calculated as a per day tariff.
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7Please also include detailed notes with your budget to explain each of your budget lines. There is a BUDGET NOTES tab on this worksheet dedicated for these inputs.
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Guidelines on Reporting Costs:
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A. Personnel:
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Personnel costs include salary costs for staff working directly on the project such as principal investigators, senior staff, postdocs, or graduate research assistants.
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In the budget notes, please include the position title and brief description of role.
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Please include rates and percentage of time allocated to the project.
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B. Consultants
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Include costs for hiring independent contractors.
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In the budget notes, please include the position title and brief description of role.
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Please include either daily or hourly rates and days or hours of service.
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C. Supplies
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Includes all supplies and materials needed for the research project.
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Examples would include: hardware and software costs, data storage costs, communications costs, or translation services.
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In the budget notes, please include the reasoning for each cost.
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D. Travel
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Includes costs for staff and consultants domestic and international travel for project-related activities.
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In the budget notes, please include the following:
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1) Reasoning for travel
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2) Number of travellers
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3) Travel destination(s)
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4) Airfare costs (Economy)
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5) Lodging costs per night
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6) Per diem costs per day
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7) Ground transportation
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E. Administrative Personnel Costs (Specific to the Project)
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Includes compensation for administrative staff working directly on the project.
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Staff costs represented in the budget should reflect the anticipated time inputs from each of the staff on this specific project.
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In the budget notes, please include the position title and brief description of role.
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F. Indirect Costs
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Dubai Cares' Maximum Indirect Cost Rate is up to 15%
Indirect Cost Rate = Budgeted Indirect Costs/ Budgeted Total Direct Costs
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To start, please click on the BUDGET TEMPLATE tab on this worksheet.
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