Cost sharing or matching represents the use of institutional funds to supplement project costs not borne by the sponsoring agency. Identification and documentation requirements for cost sharing/matching at MUSC are found in Procedure 4-3.05: Determining Cost Sharing Requirements for a Sponsored Agreement.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) ensures identification of the University's cost sharing obligations during the proposal, negotiation, and award process and identifies the obligation and amount on the Grant and Contract Acceptance Form.
The department must fund cost sharing obligations from non-sponsored University funds. The Departmental Business Manager is responsible for requesting transfers of revenues and budgets in the accounting system to fund the Cost Share UDAK. The transfer request may be directed via e-mail to the GCA Accountant or to Controller.
Questions regarding establishment of Cost Share UDAKs should be addressed to the appropriate Grants and Contracts Accounting Accountant based on departmental assignment (see Distribution of Grants by Administrator) or at 792-2850.