Do any sponsors or programs prohibit voluntary committed cost share?

Question

Do any sponsors or programs prohibit voluntary committed cost share?

Answer

Yes. For example, as a policy, the National Science Foundation (NSF) prohibits Voluntary Committed Cost Sharing. NSF policy further states that resources not included in the Budget or Budget Justification should be listed in the Facilities, Equipment, and Other Resources section, but should not contain “quantifiable financial information” for those resources.