In preparing proposals, Principal Investigators (PIs) and key personnel are expected to propose some level of activity (1% or the minimum required by the program) unless specifically exempted by the sponsor. PIs and key personnel are
expected to provide reasonable estimates of the percentage of effort for themselves and all other key personnel necessary to carry out the proposed project.
PSU typically does not cost share/contribute effort on a voluntary basis. Approval for Voluntary Committed Cost Sharing of Effort must be obtained prior to proposal submission from the Department Chair and Provost. This type of cost
sharing is agreed to as part of the award and is required to be documented, tracked, and reported. Voluntary Uncommitted Cost Sharing of Effort is not included in the effort report.