University of Saskatchewan

Financial Services (FS)

Tri-Agency Financial Administration

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Can the purchase of a daily planning calendar be expensed to a Tri-Agency fund?
Answer: No, unless the day planner is directly related to research and has been justified by the researcher.

Reference to Tri-Agency Administrative Guidelines

From the list of eligible and non-eligible expenses for stationery and office supplies bulletin, day planners are considered by the agency to be an office accessory and therefore not eligible. For this type of expense to be allowed, the researcher “must explain how those supplies are essential to his/her research activities.“

Refer to the following link:

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/_doc/Professors-Professeurs/ExpenseSupplies-DepensesArticles_eng.pdf