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Cost Sharing

  • Cost sharing is the financial support contributed by universities to sponsored projects. Compliance with federal cost accounting standards requires that cost-shared expenses be treated in a consistent and uniform manner in proposal preparation, award negotiation and the accounting of these expenses in the financial reports to both federal and non-federal sponsors.

    Cost sharing is subject to audit and is a condition of the award when included in a proposal or an award budget. It is most important, therefore, that any cost-sharing commitments be reflected in the project accounts once an award is received.