6 Administration of Research Grants
6.16 Transfer of a Grant Between Research Organisations in the UK
- If a Principal Investigator takes up an appointment at another Research Organisation, the balance of the funds remaining on a research grant held by the investigator can normally be transferred to that new Research Organisation, provided that:
- the new Research Organisation is eligible to hold research grants and offers a suitable environment to enable the project to be successfully completed and for the continued career development of the contract research staff involved (The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, section C);
- in the case of a research grant held by more than one investigator, the original aims of the project can still be achieved on a split site arrangement;
- notice is given well in advance, and the heads of departments and the administrative authorities of both Research Organisations concerned agree in writing to the proposed arrangement. The transfer request should be submitted via the Je-S maintenance facility in the first instance;
- STFC agrees to the transfer. If suitable arrangements cannot be agreed, STFC will consider withdrawing its offer of support or terminating the grant.
- The research grant will not be re-costed on transfer. The unspent balance of Directly Incurred and Exceptions, together with a pro rata share of Directly Allocated and Indirect Costs, will be transferred to the new host Research Organisation. The receiving organisation will be required to confirm, by return of a starting certificate, that it will provide any balance of resources needed to complete the project.
- The research grant will not be re-costed if it was announced prior to the introduction of full economic costing. The balance of funds will be announced as a new pre-fEC grant to the new host Research Organisation.
- If a Co-Investigator takes up an appointment at another Research Organisation, part of the balance of the funds remaining may be transferred, as a grant to the new Research Organisation, on the same conditions as above and, additionally, with the agreement of the Principal Investigator.