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					Funding & Network
   Agreements
Presentation Outline

• Overview of the Grant process
• References made in the Funding Agreement
• Highlights of the Funding Agreement
• Network Agreement template
• Requirements to complete the Funding Agreement
Overview of the Grant Process - Simplified
        Granting Agencies            Network


       Application Process      Application Process


                                  Review Process
         Review Process

                                      Award
             Selection
                                   Incorporation
        Eligibility / Funding
            Agreement           Funding Agreement


       Instalment Payments      Instalment Payments


                                Network Agreement
References of the Funding & Network Agreements
• Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Roles and
Responsibilities in the Management of Federal Grants and Awards
(http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/NSERC-CRSNG/Policies-Politiques/MOURoles-
ProtocolRoles/index_eng.asp)

• Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide
(http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/FinancialAdminGuide-
GuideAdminFinancier/index_eng.asp)

• Requirements for Certain Types of Research
(http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/NSERC-CRSNG/Policies-Politiques/certaintypes-typescertaines_eng.asp)

• NCE-Network Program Guide

• Network Agreement

• NCE Best Practices Manual
Highlights of the Funding Agreement
• Term of the Agreement (subsection 1.1 xxvii)
• Grant payments made to Network Host on behalf of the Network
(subsection 3.2)
• Transferring funds to Network Members (subsection 3.5)
• Stacking Limits (subsection 5.4)
• Events of Default & Remedies (section 8)
• Representations & Warranties (section 12)
• Post Award Support (subsection 15.1)
• Network Review Process (section 18)
Network Agreement Template

• Template provided by the NCE

• Networks determine if the Template meets its needs, the needs of the
Network Host, and future Network Members

• The Network must submit the Network Agreement:
    • When the Funding Agreement is signed (template)
    • When the Network Agreement template is updated (template)
    • Copies of the Network Agreement signature pages as signed by the Network Members
Requirements to complete the Funding Agreement
• Copies of the Letters of Patent (Incorporation Documents)
• Template of the Network Agreement
• Legal Name of the Network
• Legal Name of the Network Host
• Statement of objectives (short sentence)
• Address of the Network’s Administrative Centre
• Address of the Network Host
• Name & Title of signatory on behalf of the Network
• Name & Title of signatory on behalf of the Network Host
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