The Clinical Departments will be awarded consolidated funding amount for successful applicants within the department, based on approved FTE spent on research (i.e., within the grant period).
Fundable items that could be listed in the departmental plan include:
- “backfilling” of the CIs’ clinical duties;
- expertise and scientific collaboration related to the clinical research project to include biostatisticians and bioinformaticians, site-monitoring, data analysis and management, and training of CRCs;
- other research-related support costs that help in the clinical research project.
The items must be in accordance to NRF Fund Guide and NMRC Grant Policy Document on Financial Regulations.
The funds are not to be used as direct monetary incentives to the CIs or to cover any costs relating to routine clinical care/services.
For reimbursement of the CIs’ research time, HOD should submit the department’s claim form (signed off by HR, HOD, and Finance) and the CIs’ monthly payslips (verified by HR), to NMRC on a quarterly basis. Consolidated funding of the approved research time/FTE support will be reimbursed to the respective CIs’ Departments through the Institution on a quarterly basis.
Funding will cease together with the grant funding of the project. Should there be any extension of the grant, funding of the research time/FTE for the extended period will not be provided in line with the current policy of no-cost extension for all grants.