What type of effort must be reported?

  • Mandatory committed effort must be reported. This is effort required by the sponsor as a condition of the award. Voluntary committed effort must also be reported. This is effort identified and specifically quantified in the project proposal or award documents, including the budget or narrative as effort that will be committed to the project but not charged to the sponsor.
  • Voluntary uncommitted effort should not be documented, tracked, or certified. This is effort above and beyond that which is identified and specifically quantified in the project proposal or award documents (donated effort).
  • The total amount of effort reported must always add up to 100%, regardless of the time assigned to the appointment.

Unit or Topic: 

Extramural Funds