SLU´s project calculator is to be used for budgeting in all applications and contracts for external funding. The calculator provides quality assured conditions for calculating the full cost of the project, the total co-funding need and the co-funding need per department.
A new version of the projectcalculator has been tested and will replace the current template from 2021. The new version is already available (excel)>>
The calculator is to be used, with support of a department economist, at two stages of the external funding process according to the external funding guidelines:
- As soon as possible prior to the final date for application.
- AND, if application is accepted, as soon as possible prior to the contract proposal being signed.
Depending on funding body the project budget has different purposes:
- To calculate full cost to be included in application or contract - valid for Swedish government funding bodies for which full cost funding is compulsory according to appropriation direction.
- To calculate full cost AND cost to be included in application or contract - valid for all other funding bodies who are not adapting their funding to applicant specific full cost, and instead have standard rules for cost coverage or take decision in each individual case.
Simplified project calculator (excel) intended for calculation with costs at one SLU department only and only with full cost, no calculation of co-funding need.