NEW FACULTY START-UP FUNDING(Formerly Capital Equipment and VP Academic Start-up Funding)
Effective March 1, 2008, the University will move to a 50-50 matching program to provide support to all new appointees to permanent faculty positions funded from the University’s Operating Budget, and continuing status faculty in the College of Medicine, whose appointment was approved by the appropriate Dean and Provost and Vice-President Academic. The University will match up to $15,000 in college and department support for research equipment funds. The University will also continue to provide a $5,000 grant for research operating funds, plus a new computer.
It is anticipated that each college and department will be in the best position to know the equipment needs of new faculty, so it should be possible to identify these needs at the time of hire.
TERM OF THE GRANT
The term of the operating funds is three years from the date of award. Any extensions to this term must be requested in writing to the Vice-Provost. If no extension is requested, any residual funds will be returned to the Vice-Provost’s Office.
The term of the equipment funds is also three years from the date of the award. At the end of the term, any residual funds will be returned to the Capital Equipment Start-up Fund and the College (50/50).
USE OF FUNDS
University of Saskatchewan Administration of Research Funds Policy will be used to administer these funds. Please refer to http://www.usask.ca/university_secretary/policies/research/8_22.php?heading=menuPolicies for further details.
Over-expenditure of grants is not permitted. If an over-expenditure occurs, it becomes the personal liability of the recipients. Eligible expenditures will follow the Tri-Agency guidelines posted on the NSERC website at http://www.nserc.ca/professors_e.asp?nav=profnav&lbi=f3. Below is a list of eligible expenditures:
Eligible operating expenditures include travel and subsistence costs, material and supplies, employment of research assistants and students, mailing costs, postage and telephone expenses, printing costs, translation costs, et cetera.
Eligible capital equipment expenditures include research equipment, computers, modems, other hardware and software required for the research.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARDS
Applicants will be advised of awards immediately along with the Research Services Office. Funds will only be established once all certificate requirements are met (eg) Biosafety permits, animal care certification and/or human ethics. The funds cannot be established until this information is provided to the Research Services Office.
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