Funding is for non-recurrent items of expenditure essential to the development of the activity (initiative, grant or program). Eligible items of expenditure may include
- project activities
- support services
- teaching relief
- specialist expertise
- production and design services
- dissemination, and
- events in support of the project.
Funds will not normally be allocated for hardware or software purchases (with the exception of MQSIS), travel, conference attendance and activities that are considered to be normal business for the faculty or office.
Prior approval must be obtained from the Office, PVC Learning and Teaching (PVC L&T) before significantly modifying an approved project. The Office PVC L&T must also be informed if difficulties arise which substantially alter the project, or if the project's duration is likely to exceed the committed period.
The Office of Financial Services will seek evidence of account activity at regular intervals throughout grant cycles to ensure grant expenditure is kept on track. Grant holders are responsible for reporting delays and variations as outlined above.