Cost Share: Tackling the Challenges

(90 minutes) In Research Administration, we talk about cost sharing as a real cost to our institutions and we recognize what is at stake if we don’t meet a cost share commitment. We often wish we could redefine commitments that were made in the proposal because they are difficult to track, and we find ourselves scrambling to resolve shortages or recovery from internal sources at the very end. Join us as we go beyond the basic definition of cost share.  Webinar hosts will discuss their experiences and share how they tackled cost share challenges throughout the life of the project. Case studies will be used, and best practices shared as you consider how to alleviate some of the administrative burden. 

Prerequisites

  • Working knowledge of Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200.306.
  • Definition understanding of three types of cost share: mandatory, voluntary committed, and voluntary uncommitted.
  • Knowledge of local institutional policies and expectations related to cost share.

Speakers:

Andres Chan
Director, Office of Financial Analysis
University of Southern California

Sandy Fowler
Assistant Dean
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Business Services – Administration
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Heather Offhaus
Director, Medical School Grant Services & Analysis
Office of Research
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

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Member Price: $125.00
Non-Member Price: $150.00

Attendees will be able to:

  • Identify alternative ways to promote resources to agencies, without committing to tracked cost share.
  • Relate to the importance of communication and shared tracking responsibilities.
  • Articulate how to proactively manage cost share to avoid close out issues, rework, and loss of time and money.

Andres Chan

Director, Office of Financial Analysis
University of Southern California

Sandy Fowler

Assistant Dean
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Business Services – Administration
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Heather Offhaus

Director, Medical School Grant Services & Analysis
Office of Research
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

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