The Do’s and Don’ts of Cost Sharing from Proposal to Close-Out

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If you fail to cover all your costs, your department could end up footing the bill.

Properly accounting for cost sharing at the proposal phase can be a challenge for most Principal Investigators and often leads to the following questions: What is cost sharing? Why should PIs care about cost sharing during the proposal phase?

Once your commitment is made, the sponsor expects you to abide by those commitments

Principal Investigators Association has teamed with Sandra Nordahl and Jennie Amison, both of San Diego State University Research Foundation, to walk you though the definition of cost sharing, mandatory vs. voluntary cost sharing, and the types of documentation are sufficient.

You will dig into which costs are better than others for institutions and how cost-sharing affects the project once it is awarded. PLUS, get an example of an institution’s cost-sharing policy and procedure.

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Take-Away Benefits:

  • Back to the Basics: Definition & Concepts of Cost Sharing
  • Identify different types of cost sharing and how to handle each situation
  • Step-by-step approach from proposal development through close-out of an award
  • Tactics how to document cost sharing
  • PLUS: Take back real-life a example of a cost sharing policy

Meet your presenters!

Sandra Nordahl

Sandra Nordahl is Co-Director of Sponsored Research Contracting and Compliance (SRCC) department at San Diego State University Research Foundation. Recently established in November 2009, this department serves as an interface between pre-award and post-award research administration related to contractual and compliance administration of awards, including, but not limited to cost-sharing, development of best practices for multi-partner foreign subrecipient awards, subrecipient monitoring, desk reviews, ITAR, Export Control and fund closeouts.

With over 25 years of experience, Sandra possesses knowledge in all aspects of research administration, including information services, pre-award and post-award administration, as well as animal and human subjects, and intellectual property. She currently serves as a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at San Diego State University.

Sandra began her career with SDSURF in 1986 in Development Services assisting faculty members in the submission of research proposals. In 1993, she became Coordinator of the Navy and Student Services Contracts module in the department of Grants and Contracts administration. In 2001, Sandra was promoted to Manager of Sponsored Research Administration. Prior to 1986, she was employed at Arizona State University as a grant and contract administrator.

Sandra holds the distinction of being a Distinguished Faculty member of the Society of Research Administrators. She is currently the chair of the Education and Professional Development Committee for the Society. Sandra has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication with an emphasis on Public Relations from Arizona State University, and is a Certified Research Administrator.

This On-demand presentation is brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The presentation, tools presented and their contents are not connected with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Science Foundation (NSF), nor are they endorsed by these agencies. All views expressed are those personally held by the presenter and are not official government policies or opinions.

Jennie Amison

Jennie Amison is director of Sponsored Research Development at San Diego State University Research Foundation. The Sponsored Research Development department is primarily responsible for pre-award services for faculty and staff of SDSU. Jennie has over 30 years of experience in research administration. Although her tenure has been in the pre-award area, she has experience in many aspects of research administration, such as compliance, post-award administration, and sponsor agency funding opportunities. She reviews and approves all grant proposals submitted by SDSURF to sponsor agencies on behalf of SDSU faculty, ensuring that proposals comply with sponsor and university requirements. She is also responsible for developing new policies and refining existing policies, maintaining close working relationships with university administrators and management and establishing strong ties with sponsor agency representatives.

Jennie began her career in sponsored research administration in 1980 at SDSU Research Foundation, assisting faculty with proposal development and submission. She progressed in her career in research administration within the department, and was promoted to her current position as director in November of 2009.

On the professional front, Jennie is an active member of the Society for Research Administrators (SRA) International, the National Council of University Research Administrators, and the California State University Auxiliary Organizations Association (AOA). She is the President for the SRA International Western Section, and has served as a committee member for NCURA Region VII. She participated in the SDSU President’s Leadership Program, and was awarded the YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) award in 2005. Jennie earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from San Diego State University, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.