The first step in preparing a budget is to know what is allowable and if there are any special requirements of the sponsor.
The Science and Engineering Research Expenditure Rankings for FY12 were released November 2013. This report identifies Penn State's rankings in S&E research fields and subfields. This data is based on an expenditure survey conducted each year by the National Science Foundation. Survey data from prior years can be found here.
The Annual Report of Research Activity charts sources of research funding, research expenditures, and the research activity of the interdisciplinary and technology transfer units.