The University seeks to support its faculty in the pursuit of their research interests while, at the same time, allocating all available resources to comprehensive support of the whole University enterprise. Cost sharing, as defined below, may be requested by the grantor in the form of funds or other university resources that would be contributed or allocated to a sponsored project over and above the support provided by the grantor. This commitment made by the University creates the requirement to track cost sharing in accordance with HOOP 75.
The university actively discourages voluntary cost sharing on the part of principal investigators; exceptions may occasionally be made if the project in question is deemed by the Executive Vice President for Academic and Research Affairs to warrant a voluntary commitment. All exceptions must be approved prior to submission of the grant proposal by the Executive Vice President for Academic and Research Affairs. Refer to the Cost Sharing Template.