Modular Budget Development

The option to submit a modular budget to NIH is only available if the proposal is linked to the opportunity number when initiated in eTRACS.  See Starting a New Federal Proposal training guide or help video for more information.


  • On the Set Up Questions tab of the proposal, scroll towards the bottom of the tab and answer “yes” to the Modular Budget question

  • Develop the remaining tabs of the proposal
  • eTRACS will require that a budget be built in the standard Budget tab, but a “Modular Budget” tab will be available.
  • After building the budget, navigate to the Modular Budget tab. Choose the number of modules per budget period > Save.

  • Attach justification and Complete the budget