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Cost Sharing

Updated 2-17-15

Weinberg policy on Cost Shared Effort

If voluntary committed cost share effort exceeds 5% in the proposal:

For more information on Northwestern's policy please see the Office for Research Guidance on Cost Sharing.

For information on how to request cost sharing for a proposal, please see our Proposal Development Cost Sharing page.

Northwestern University’s institutional stance on cost sharing

Some sponsors require institutional cost matching on their grants and contracts as a matter of statute, regulation, or policy. Individual solicitations may also indicate a cost matching requirement. In these cases, the University follows its long-standing practice of meeting published mandatory cost matching requirements for targeted programs.

Northwestern University does not typically cost share on a voluntary basis, consistent with its objective of maximizing sponsor cost reimbursement to support the continued growth of the research enterprise. A voluntary cost sharing commitment can be made where the competitive forces and perceived institutional benefit of receiving the award are deemed to be sufficiently strong to warrant the commitment.

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