Cost Sharing Policy

Page Updated: May 23, 2024

As one of the nation's leading research institutions, the University of Wisconsin – Madison recognizes the importance of providing good stewardship of institutional and extramural funds. The University's stewardship includes the responsibility for complying with federal requirements for proposing, managing, and documenting sponsored activities.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Cost Sharing Policy and Guidelines

Cost Share Management


Third Party Cost-Share Commitment Letter Template
For departments to include with proposals to indicate the third-party cost-share commitment details.

RAMP Payroll Cost Share Detail Form
Use this form to provide details on payroll cost share in RAMP.

Simple Budget Template with Workday Budget Categories
Complex budget template coming soon

Post Award

Effort Commitment and/or Cost Share Update Form
Use this form to update payroll cost share commitments or report non-salary and third party cost-share.

Instructions for Effort Commitment and/or Cost Share Update Form

Effort & Cost Share 2021 Symposium Slides
Supplements the effort and/or cost share update form instructions.

Third Party Cost-Share Template
For departments to request confirmation of third-party cost-share contributions, at the end of an award.

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