As of September 1, 2016, all cost share budget worksheets have been condensed to one Excel file. In addition, all cost share requests are now part of the Proposal Summary Form (PSF). If you have any additional questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact your Sponsored Programs Pre-Award RA or

If your proposal requires approval from the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research, please forward the relevant material to Linda Martin.

FAQs About Cost Share and the Cost Share Policy

Q: NIH Shared Instrumentation Grants (SIG) do not call the institutionally required support cost share, does this fall under the cost share policy?

A: Although the solicitation of NIHNational Institutes of Health Shared Instrumentation Grants (SIG) does not use the specific words “Cost Share,” this is still considered cost share and does fall under the cost share policy.

Q: Does “over-the-cap” salary go through approval process?

A: No. Update UG does not consider this cost share. This is captured in PAFO’s Effort Reporting Policy.

Q: What is “In Kind” cost share and how is it handled?

A: In Kind cost share is when there is no financial accountability for support. This is most often equipment or space use, but not always. In Kind does not require approval but should still be noted in pre-award stage in order to confirm status.

Q: What is the difference between CRC and BUMC workflow?

A: CRCCharles River Campus Cost Share is coordinated through the Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research. Approval is less about regulation and more about appropriate funding mechanisms and accounting procedures. BUMCBoston University Medical Campus Cost Shares are handled on a school/college level.

Q: Why is there a percentage field on the Cost Share Form?

A: Occasionally, if the budget is subject to change or not finalized, cost sharing may be quoted as a percentage of the award. Either the dollar amount or the percentage field can be used.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact your Sponsored Programs RAResearch Administrator A Sponsored Programs team member w....