Effective Monday, October 9, 2017, all Cost Share/Matching Support Authorization Forms must go through an electronic approval process. This form is used by investigators during the proposal preparation stage when requesting cost share for a sponsored project. It has been available in Banweb for several years but now has electronic approval for cost share authorization requests; there is no longer a need to print the form and obtain physical signatures.
All financial managers listed on a cost share authorization request will be prompted via email to log in to Banweb to provide an approval (or denial) and index number for all requests specifically applicable to them. It is important that all financial managers designate a proxy (someone authorized to approve/deny cost share requests on their behalf) in an effort to prevent delays in the approval flow.
To access the form, log in to Banweb. Once logged in, click on Research and then Cost Share.
Visit the Sponsored Programs website to find instructions for investigators/department coordinators and financial managers.
As a reminder to investigators, this approval process change does not negate the importance for you to hold appropriate cost share request conversations with individuals prior to completing and submitting the electronic form.
For any questions or issues, please contact the Sponsored Programs Office at 7-2226.