Last updated: December 2020


Cost share commitments in the School of Medicine (SOM) are funded in two ways:

  1. Cost share commitments funded by SOM
  2. Cost share commitments funded by Departments

This document outlines the different types of cost share commitments, the party (SOM or Department) responsible for funding each, and when school-level approvals are required for department funded commitments.  

Cost Share Commitments Funded by the School of Medicine

SOM will provide salary cap cost share funding for all M.D. Clinical Faculty for all sponsor imposed salary limitations.  Examples include:

SOM salary cap cost share for M.D. Clinical Faculty is provided for both direct and flow-thru sponsored awards with salary limitations imposed by the originating sponsor.

SOM salary cap cost share is provided for the effort level committed in the sponsor proposal/award or the actual effort charged to the project, whichever is lower.  Funds are allocated as a separate budget allocation during the second half of a fiscal year.  

NOTE: Effective with new grants beginning after January 14th, 2021, SOM provides departments with 4-ledger funding for this type of cost share.  You must request a 4-ledger cost share index for M.D. Clinical Faculty salary cap cost share when setting up a new grant.

Cost Share Commitments Funded by Department Resources:

SOM Department resources provide cost share funding for the following types of cost share commitments without any advance approval by SOM:

SOM Departments will provide funding for voluntary cost share when approved in advance by SOM:

Requesting an Exception to Policy or Advance Approval for Department Voluntary Cost Share: