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