Research Funding Resources

Cost Sharing

Sponsors sometimes require an institutional investment to show the University’s commitment to a proposal. Please see the College of Engineering’s procedures for requesting cost sharing for more information.

 

How to Request Cost Sharing:

  • Prepare a cost sharing request form and secure department approval.
  • NOTE: GSRA support will not be considered except in the case of major centers.
  • Email the cost sharing request form to the Associate Dean for Research (tilbury@umich.edu) copying your research administrator and ADR-Approve@umich.edu (Linda Forsyth, Rachael Ristau and Elizabeth Wagner) as soon as possible – but AT LEAST ONE WEEK before the CoE proposal submission deadline.  ADR staff will secure approval from the University of Michigan Office of Research (UMOR) when appropriate.
  • For cost sharing requests below $30,000, The College and the Department (or PI) will be expected to cost share equally.
  • The approved cost sharing commitment must be included in the proposal budget.
  • The budget justification must state how the cost sharing will be allocated and spent.
  • Attach email approvals for cost sharing to your Proposal Approval Form (PAF).

 

Cost Sharing Priority System:

  • Top priority:  Cost sharing is required by the funding agency.
  • 2nd priority:  Cost sharing that is strongly recommended or encouraged by the agency or program manager, as evidenced by past cost sharing levels of awards in the same program.  – and/or –
  • Cost sharing that supports strategic CoE or UM initiatives (e.g., equipment and facilities)
  • 3rd priority:  All other requests

 

UMOR will provide:

  • cost sharing for requests of $10,000 or more.
  • no more than 1/3 of the cost sharing for equipment.
  • A maximum of $100,000 per year for any given proposal.

 

Fellowship Cost Sharing Traning Grants:

  • To request Rackham cost sharing, contact John Godfrey and follow directions on the Rackham website.
  • To request CoE cost sharing, email the CoE cost sharing request form to the Associate Dean for Research (tilbury@umich.edu) and copy your research administrator and ADR-Approve@umich.edu (Linda Forsyth, Rachael Ristau and Elizabeth Wagner)
  • Rackham will provided 50% shortfall for the tuition, health insurance and dental (opt. 1) shortfall for this award.
  • CoE will cover 50% of the tuition, grad care, and dental shortfall.

 

Individual  Fellowships:

  • To request the Rackham cost sharing, contact John Godfrey and follow directions on the Rackham website  
  • No formal cost sharing request is required from CoE.
  • Rackham will cover 50% of the tuition, grad care, and dental shortfall.
  • CoE will cover 25% of the tuition, grad care, and dental shortfall.
  • Department will cover 25% of the tuition, grad care, and dental shortfall.

 

Tuition Differential Cost Sharing:

Tuition differential is not often used to meet cost sharing requirements.  Follow the regular CoE cost sharing approval procedure. For the PAF: 1) Identify tuition differential as Source:  114469, CoE Department ID 210302 in the cost share section. 2) Include in Notes section:  It is the responsibility of the department and the PI to ensure that the appropriate students are appointed to a grant in order to meet the differential cost sharing.

 


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