Cost Transfer

A cost transfer is an after-the-fact reallocation of costs, either salary or non-salary costs, to a sponsored project within a 90-calendar day period from the accounting date. Funding agency requirements concerning the management of awards made to institutions such as the University of Wisconsin - Madison limit the circumstances under which cost transfers are allowed. In contrast, a rebudgeting action involves the reallocation of budgeted funds and not a transfer of expenditures.

Please see the CALS Research Division Cost Transfers page for basic information about Cost Transfers or the Research and Sponsored Programs Cost Transfer Policy for Sponsored Projects page for detailed information including roles and responsibilities, FAQs, the Cost Transfer Tool, etc.