Sponsored Programs, Cost Sharing
Cost sharing occurs when the university bears a portion of the costs of a sponsored project (e.g., committing personnel at no cost to the project). Mandatory cost share is cost sharing required by the sponsor as a condition of the award. Voluntary cost share is not required by the sponsor but may be pledged in a proposal or budget justification. If the budget is so approved, this voluntary cost sharing becomes mandatory and must be accounted for and certified.