Cost sharing

Cost sharing

 

Cost sharing (also known as matching) occurs when some part of the cost of a sponsored project is paid by a source other than the sponsor. Sometimes a sponsor requires cost sharing; at other times the sponsor guidelines state that cost sharing is desirable but not required.  If cost sharing is offered in any part of the proposal, it is a binding commitment that must be met and documented.

 

The College’s policy is to not include cost sharing in proposals unless it is required or specifically requested by the sponsor.  All forms of cost sharing – whether in-kind salary contributions or other matching funds – require the prior approval of the College.