UF Office of Research Revises Cost Sharing Policy

With the implementation of UFIRST and the new federal Uniform Guidance (see article UF Implements New OMB Uniform Guidance), the UF Office of Research has updated its Cost Sharing Policy.

Key changes include the following:

  • Definition of voluntary committed cost sharing updated to “Voluntary committed cost sharing is created if a proposal budget or justification specifically includes cost sharing where none was required.” Prior policy included any documented commitment anywhere in the proposal.
  • Clarification on unit approval of voluntary committed cost sharing to “All voluntary committed cost sharing being offered to the sponsor in a proposal must be approved by the College Dean, Department Chair, or Unit Director (or any of their delegates) and forwarded with the proposal to the Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) for approval by authorized institutional representative.”