Cost sharing is the portion of the total project of a sponsored agreement that is contributed by the university and/or other non-federal sources but not reimbursed by the sponsor.
While Northeastern discourages voluntary cost sharing in a proposal (view the cost share policy here), sometimes it is required by the Sponsor. If you need to express cost sharing in your budget, you must do so on each specific line item in each budget period (equipment, other direct costs, etc.)
To compute cost share on salaries, the % effort must be greater than the % charged.
To compute cost share on all other line items
Please note that the Dean of your college (or designee) must approve all cost share requests.