Cost Share occurs when a portion of the costs of an Award are not paid by the sponsor, but paid instead using resources within a department, school/college, or other party. Cost Share is a commitment made by the PI to use resources other than the Award itself for completion of the Award objectives.

The GCA webpage is the UW’s resource for information on Cost Share.

Faculty Effort Cost Share is expended on but not charged as a cost to an Award. Faculty effort can by committed in two ways:

  • Dollar-based, where the commitment is made for specific amount of salary; or
  • Percentage-based, where the commitment is made for a specific percentage of effort.

This website includes information on how to set up and manage Faculty Effort Cost Share.