Some sponsors require UNT to contribute to the cost of the project and will require a financial accounting of UNT’s contribution. In addition to such mandated cost-sharing, any quantified contribution to a project included in the proposal, either in the budget or the text, will be considered voluntary committed cost-sharing which UNT must document. UNT account(s) to which such cost sharing will be charged must be identified prior to approval of the sponsored project budget as well as proposal submission.
University contributions in terms of personnel effort and the associated employee benefit costs, other direct expenses, and the F&A costs calculated on these expenses at the approved F&A rate may be shown as cost sharing, unless the sponsor’s published guidelines specifically state otherwise. Any difference between F&A costs at a sponsor’s limited rate and UNT’s negotiated rate may be used to meet a cost share requirement if permitted by the sponsor. UNT discourages cost sharing unless mandated by the sponsor. All proposed cost-sharing must be approved by the responsible Chair(s) and Dean(s), and as applicable, by the Division of Research and Innovation.