Post-Award Administration and Finance Information

Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration
NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR have worked together to harmonize (as much as possible) their post-award policies and guidelines contained in the Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration, which include the requirements on grantees’ use of funds that they receive. More information

Financial Review and Investigation Visits

Officers of the NSERC/SSHRC Finance and Awards Administration Division’s Financial Monitoring Team (FMT) and CIHR conduct periodic visits to Canadian universities and/or research centres, institutes, colleges and hospitals to ensure that appropriate and sound financial practices are in place at these institutions and that the agencies’ guidelines are followed. Research Chairs are also subject to review visits, as are the grantees of the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE). More Information.

Financial Data Submission and Reconciliation system
The Financial Data Submission and Reconciliation (FDSR) System aims to provide officials of academic institutions with the capability to electronically transmit their annual financial data to the three federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) by means of a single Web-enabled interface. Another goal is to make the internal approval, submission, and consolidation of financial data easier and more time- and cost-effective for researchers and business officers (BOs). More information

Common Administrative Services Directorate
NSERC and SSHRC, over 10 years ago, consolidated their essential administrative services for the purpose of more effective and efficient delivery of services to the two agencies. Today, Finance and Awards Administration, General Administration, Human Resources and Information Systems are run jointly by the Common Administrative Services Directorate (CASD).