Budget Office System


Funding Module

The Funding Module within FMS was developed as a centrally controlled system for entering, allocating, tracking and controlling funding at the laboratory. Users have the ability to manage their funding data within the system, and monitor funding balances by utilizing the laboratory’s data warehouse reporting tools.



Planning System

The Planning System, also developed as a module within FMS, enables users to create proposal and execution budgets. Users enter direct labor and non-labor details, and the system will price the plan appropriately. Data included in the Planning System is used by a wide variety of customers, and is also available via the data warehouse.



Institutional Proposal Tool

The Institutional Proposal Tool is an excel template that is available to assist you in preparing DOE and SPP proposals. Similar to the Planning System, the user enters direct labor and non-labor details, and then appropriate burdens are applied. This tool offers more flexibility than the Planning System, and some users find it easier to use for proposal preparation.




The electronic System for Research Administration (eSRA) is a system for preparation of proposals, system-to-system submission of proposals through Grants.gov and the Office of Science Electronic System, new awards including Project creation for DOE funding, and administration of non-DOE awards. Note: LDRD and Indirect Budget are not included in the eSRA system.