Cost Sharing


Some sponsor identify cost sharing (matching) requirements in their proposal guidelines. This means that the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing must provide some level of support for a project as a condition of receiving additional funding from the sponsor. It is important to begin the process of securing cost-sharing commitments long before a proposal is due. It is also crucial to document all cost-share during the life of the project. If  UA CCN cannot demonstrate that it has met its cost-sharing obligations, sponsors may ask for some or all of their funding to be returned. Volunteered cost-sharing is routinely not supported by UA. The PI’s Department Chair and Dean, along with the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (VPRED), must have indicated approval on a Cost Sharing Authorization Form.

Under Federal research proposals, voluntary committed cost sharing is not expected. It cannot be used as a factor during the merit review of applications or proposals, but may be considered if it is both in accordance with Federal awarding agency regulations and specified in a notice of funding opportunity. (UG, 2 CFR 200.306)

University of Alabama Cost-sharing Policy

UA Cost Sharing Policies and Procedures