To support proposals for external funding,
the Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) will consider requests
for cost share (matching funds) required by the funding
agency or sponsor.
Cost share by the VCR will be considered for proposals
carrying full Facilities and Administrative costs (F&A).
The VCR will cover up to one-third of the remaining
cash portion (after net adjustment for any cost share
from non-UNL sources) of cost share required by
the funding agency or sponsor, as stated in the RFP.
The principal investigator (PI) must secure two-thirds
of the cash portion of the required cost share specified
in the RFP, as well as any in-kind cost share (this is
typically funded by the PI’s department/center
and college). In the case of multiple PIs from different
departments and colleges, the relevant units must agree
on how the cost-share will be divided. Non-UNL funding
sources for required cost share are encouraged, but will
not be included in calculating the VCR’s one-third
Requests for cost-share from the VCR should be made
at least one week prior to the proposal deadline. The
request form is available in Microsoft Word and .pdf
The cost-share request must be approved prior to submitting
the proposal, and attached to the proposal routing form.
Voluntary cost-share (cost-share that is not required
by the RFP) will not be considered by the VCR except
in rare circumstances.
Voluntary cost-share by departments and colleges generally
is not the best use of university resources and is strongly