CIHR & NSERC grants - Purchasing procedures
Certain purchases made from NSERC (FOAP starting with 210_) and CIHR (FOAP starting with 220_) grants are receiving close scrutiny, and may be deemed ineligible in some cases. This is especially true for items that can serve multiple purposes related not only to research, but also to administrative and/or teaching duties.
To avoid any misunderstanding and delays in the processing of orders or to validate the eligibility of the item to be purchased, please refer to the following documents.
Verify if the item to be purchased can serve other purposes than just research. If it can serve other purposes, then the form must be filed out and it is important to clearly justify the use of such items as research-related. (Examples include printer cartridges, photocopy charges, computers, pencils, etc.)
Justification of Expense Form (203 KB)