Month: August 2012

Sponsored Programs Announces New Cost Share Authorization Form

Starting August 20, 2012, the Cost Share/Matching Support Authorization form used when cost sharing is required for sponsored projects will be available on Employee Self Service. This form is to be completed during the proposal preparation stage when requesting cost share.

To access the form, log in to Employee Self Service at Click on the “Research” tab and then “Cost Share.”

For more information and instructions, visit

The implementation of the new web Cost Share Authorization Form via Employee Self Service (ESS) is the first phase of a long-term project to reduce the administrative burden for the departments that submit proposals for external funding, and for the central administrative departments that administer the proposals and award for external funding. Additional phases to improve the process include electronic approvals via a workflow and standardized department specific reports of outstanding cost share commitments.