Prior to the final allowable spending date for Tri-Council funded projects (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR), Principal Investigators must ensure the following steps are completed:
All of these items must be completed before a final report can be prepared and submitted to the Tri-agencies by the required deadline. Any unspent balances remaining at the end of the project will either be returned to the agency (CIHR) or will be transferred to one of the General Research Funds (NSERC & SSHRC) if approved by the respective agency. General Research Funds fall under the authority of the VP (Research) office.
Project end date reminders are sent to Principal Investigators by Research Accounting staff at the beginning of the calendar year. Principal Investigators are asked to be aware of their final spending dates and to take the necessary measures to ensure their projects are ready for closure by the final spending date. Any questions regarding project closure requirements may be directed to Research Accounting staff at firstname.lastname@example.org