Expenditures expensed to a Tri-Agency research project must be directly related to the research application in which the grant was awarded. All expenditures must be approved by the Researcher or a delegate (all delegates require a Delegation of Signing Authority form to be submitted to Research Finance).

All NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR projects follow the Government of Canada’s year-end of March 31st. Therefore, Research Finance in Financial Services will produce financial statements (known as an ‘F300’) for all Tri-Agency projects as at March 31st. These financial statements are dispersed to the Managers and the Financial Officers within the departments to obtain the corresponding signatures and return to Research Finance in a timely manner.

TIP – To ensure salaries are reported correctly on the F300 financial statements, it is important to use the Research Eligible Expense Accounts.