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4.4 Project budget and partners share

The project analytical Excel sheet presenting the budget brake-down for each activity, budget chapter and partner with formulas of computation is available for download at http://timmar.biogeochemistry.ro/Planificare_TIMMAR_2013_Final.xls. The synthesis of information is in a dedicate table inserted after the table describing manpower allocation.

The general budget brakedown is 43% from total for personnel, 19% for consumables, 14% for equipments, 7% for travel and 16% for overheads.

The consortium combines the human and instrumental resources needed to reach the aims of TIMMAR. The total costs for one person month of key-persons range from 9000 – 10000 RON (1 Euro = 4.5 RON), for a researcher from 4000 to 5000, and for a technician is 3000. The project director will cover the basic salary costs from the project. Her financial sources are exclusively project obtained by competition. The other key persons of CO have the basic salary from teaching activities and will complement it with a salary for research activities in the project. At P2 the salaries from the project will complement the basic salary from the institution. As this basic salary is low both at CO and P1 all the key staff is highly motivated to work in the project. Other salary costs of the project are primarily needed for PhD students, post-doctoral scientists to carry out the proposed research. Salaries have been calculated according to national salary scales provided by the partners and take 45% of the requested grants.

In addition, consumables like expensive chemicals are important to reach the goals. Travel expenses are another part of the costs to the study areas and to several conferences. For all TIMMAR members, a critical mass of resources is already present in the group (instrumentation, basic staff, and consumables). What the UEFISCDI funding will provide is a boost to the on-going activities, allowing hiring of additional postdoctoral fellows and PhD students, and to increase expenditures on consumables. Considering the mass of personnel, resources and technologies already available, TIMMAR will supplement the resources of individual groups, but will also stimulate networking.

In the contracting phase the budget was cut to a half.