Research and Scholarship FAQs
Cost Sharing represents that portion of the total sponsored project cost that is covered by the university (and/or third party) rather than by the external sponsor. The terms "In-Kind" or "Matching Costs" are used synonymously with "Cost Share" or "Cost Sharing."
Fundamental Requirements for Cost Share:
- Cost Share must be identified and approved during proposal development
- Cost share, once committed, must be met and documented
- Your department or college URA is your point-of-contact for more information on cost share factored in your proposal budget.
- See USF Sponsored Research Administration Cost Sharing Guidelines for Additional Resource Links and Tools.