Cost Sharing

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.

› See the full University Cost Sharing Policy

See also:

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