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Types of Cost Share or Matching

Mandatory Committed Cost Share or Matching

  • The sponsor requires the grantee to contribute salaries toward the project as a condition of the award – typically noted in the request for proposal notice
  • Examples:  Agreement stipulates the agency will contribute 80% of salary and the grantee will provide 20% of salary; Agency requires PI effort on the project but won’t provide salaries or fringe in the budget; Amount of salary charged to the grant is limited – ex. NIH or NIFA salary cap

Voluntary Committed Cost Share or Matching

  • PI voluntarily pledges salary/effort in the proposal
  • Example:  PI pledges 25% effort on the project but only request 15% of salary – the 10% difference is voluntary committed cost share or match

Both mandatory committed and voluntary committed cost share or matching included in a proposal are required to be tracked and reported upon issuance of the award.

Voluntary Uncommitted Cost Share or Matching

  • Faculty or senior research effort above which is committed and/or budgeted for the project and paid from non-sponsored sources.  It would not have been identified in the proposal.
  • This type of effort is not required to be certified/confirmed

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