Cost-sharing commitments are generally discouraged in proposals unless they are required by the sponsor. If a proposal commits a quantified portion of a PI’s academic year effort or lists other direct costs that will be paid for by University or sponsored funds, this constitutes a commitment by the University to cost share. Cost shared effort needs to be certified annually, and companion accounts must be set up to track any other items committed.
Apply for Funding - Budget - Cost Sharing
For a description of the pre-award cost sharing approval process
Research Finances - Monitoring - Cost Sharing
To see how to set up a companion account and track cost shared expenditures.
Research Finances – Effort
To see how to ensure that cost shared effort is appropriately certified
Research Finances – Closeout
For a description of how cost sharing is reported at award end