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Grants  

Introduction

Researchers should note that, depending on the level of funding they are applying for, the hospital has levels of "Delegations of Executive Authority" to sign off on such applications (eg to NHMRC, STI grants etc). These levels are as follows:

 

Category Value     Authorised to Approve

Action           

Approval of external grant applications involving commitment of STV resources by cash in kind, ie: Stategic Technology Initiative (STI) applications

 

>$1M

<$1M

>$100K  

<$100K

STV Board

CEO

DRES

DRES/CFO

Approve

Approve

Recommend

Approve

Applications to external grant funding bodies for research grants with no further commitment of STV resources

 

 

 

>$1M

<$1M

>$500K

<$500K

<$100K

 

STV Board

CEO

DRES

DRES

RPI

 

Approve

Approve

Recommend 

Approve

Approve

 

Expenditure of existing Research Funds within approved budget and available fund balance

 

 

 

>$250K

>$100K    

<$100K

<$25K

 

CEO

CFO

DRES

RPI

 

Approve

Approve

Approve

Approve

 

Entering into a Research Sponsorship Agreement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>$1M

<$1M

>$250K

<$250K

>$50K

<$50K

 

STV Board

CEO

DRES

DRES

RPI

RPI

 

Approve

Approve

Recommend

Approve

Recommend

Approve

 

Definitions:
  • CEO - Chief Executive Officer
  • DRES - Director of Research
  • RPI - Research Principle Investigator
  • STV Board - STV Board of Directors and Sub Committee
  • Recommended - can give support to a decision, and put it forward for approval
  • Approve - can confirm and sign off, before a decision can be made effective
  • Note - record decision or approval

 

Actions:

1. Where the Director of Research (RES) can approve a research application, expense or agreement the Research Principal Investigator (RPI) must provide the original application and a copy for signing. One copy of the signed agreement will be kept by the DRES 

 

2.Where the amount exceeds the DRS delegation level then the DRES requires:

a) A copy of the application or agreement

b) An "executive summary" in plain language of the application, budget and implications for use of any hospital services. The Director of managers of the appropriate hospital departments must also have signed off on the original agreement or the summary. The DRES can then recommend the application to the CFO and /or CEO as required. This process must be carried out ASAP so that the CFO or CEO has adequate time to consider the matter.

Further Information:

The DRES, Director of Research can be contacted directly on research.directorate@svhm.org.au to discuss your requirements and/or arrange a suitable time to meet.

 

 

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