Budget and Cost Analysis

The Budget and Cost Analysis (BCA) unit manages the budget for the Office of Research and Economic Development and resolves issues pertaining to budget exceptions on grants. In addition, BCA manages timely Effort Reporting for research faculty and staff.

Budget and Cost Analysis is also responsible for:

  • Managing the distribution of the facilities and administrative (F&A) funds to colleges and investigators
  • Approving and monitoring research recharge centers and performing cost analysis for the Office of Research and Economic Development
  • Creating and managing non-sponsored project IDs. For non-sponsored project ID requests, please use the request form
  • Providing administrative support to the FIU Research foundation

Need Assistance?

Below is a listing of contacts within the Office of Budget & Cost Analysis.

Name Title Phone #
Mirtha Alberto Director, Budget & Cost Analysis (305) 348-0166
Sara Abraham Coordinator, Computer Applications (305) 348-6438
Cristina Loreto Coordinator, Research Budgeting (305) 348-0038
Desiree Mesa Senior Grants Specialist (305) 348-8308
Ciara Perez Assistant Director, Budget & Cost Analysis (305) 348-7687
Alejandra Salas Coordinator, Research Budgeting (305) 348-1696