Use of Research Grants
The ongoing disbursement of funds falls within the guidelines of TRU and the granting agency for the duration of the research grant. These guidelines include the proper authorization for all expenditures, including travel and capital.
Accessing the Funds
The Research Accountant will send a coded budgetary authorization form to the grant holder for completion, to enable access to the funds. The grant holder's supervisor (Chair or Dean), will complete the grant holder's signatory levels (usually the same spending authority as a TRU chairperson), sign the form, and return it to the Research Accountant. The Research Accountant will provide the grant holder access to the general ledger account code assigned to the research grant.
Grant holders will also be given access to the FAST reporting system, which allows secure, real-time reporting in a user-friendly web-based environment.
Where warranted and applicable, TRU charges a minimal amount for indirect costs to research grants or contracts, but reserves the right to review this policy if it is deemed necessary.
Reporting Requirements for Granting Agency
Reporting requirements are the responsibility of the Accounting Analyst, and will be made in accordance with the terms of the grant. Any other reports are your responsibility. Be sure to review your financial responsibilities as described by the granting agency.
An overview of the following can be found on the CIHR web site under Grants and Awards Guides at http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/193.html Payments of Grants.
An overview of the following can be found on the NSERC web site under Use of Grant Funds at http://www.nserc.ca/guide/f3_e.htm
An overview of the following can be found on the SSHRC web site under Using Your Funds at http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx
See Financial Reporting for information on the CIHR web site under Grants and Awards Guides at http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/193.html
See Responsibilities and Accountability on the NSERC web site at http://www.nserc.ca/professors_e.asp?nav=profnav&lbi=toc_fin
See Financial Administration for information on the SSHRC web site under Using Your Funds at http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx