(formerly called "Cost-share")
Project Contributions are resources that are contributed to a sponsored project over and above the support provided by the extramural sponsor of that project. This means that the sponsor does not fully reimburse the campus for all allowable costs associated with the project and the terms of the award may require the University to contribute a portion of the costs for that project. The requirements of the award and the funding source determine the type of contribution.
Additional guidance on project contributions at UCSB are found in the Project Contribution Guidance, and the Proposal Submission Matrix. Questions regarding project contributions should be directed to your Sponsored Projects team.
This procedure establishes a standard mechanism of requesting UC Cash project contributions for extramural funding proposals. The Office of Research will receive all UC Cash project contribution requests and will coordinate with relevant campus officials (e.g. Chancellor, Executive Vice Chancellor, Deans, Department Chairs, and Center Directors) in order to approve and construct project contribution packages.
The Lead PI, in conjunction with their departmental liaison, should complete the UCSB Office of Research - UC Cash Project Contribution Request Form, which contains all information that is needed for campus officials to make decisions regarding requests for UC Cash.
The form should be e-mailed to the Office of Research (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 10 working days before the sponsor deadline.
The Office of Research will share the UC Cash request with the relevant campus administration, and a decision will be made whether to approve UC Cash project contributions for the project, and if approved, at what level and who will provide the commitments.
If UC Cash project contributions are not approved, OR will notify the PI and the departmental liaison.
If UC Cash project contributions are approved, OR will prepare a summary of the project contribution package (including level, type, and distribution) and will distribute to the PI, departmental liaison, and the offices or units that are providing the commitments.
The Office of Research will prepare the institutional letter of commitment to be included in the proposal package and will send copies to the PI, departmental liaison, and the offices or units that are providing the commitments.