Deakin Research Grants will contact you in December regarding carry forward of funds for ARC projects.
Please ensure the NHMRC allocation in your NHMRC (53) account is fully expended where possible.
If your grant is not due to finish this year, your unspent funds will be automatically carried forward.
If your grant is due to finish and you still have unspent funds, or you have not finished the research activities and wish to extend your grant, you will need to submit a variation request to the NHMRC before the end date. CIAs should keep in mind that an extension may result in compliance/eligibility issues for future grant application rounds and should consult all CIs before submitting the request.
An Extend Grant Duration variation request must be submitted on RGMS at least 4 weeks before the grant end date.
The required information is:
- Reason for the proposed change - please provide sufficient justification. You can attach additional supporting information if necessary
- For ECFs and Scholars only, a statement of support (e.g., letter or email) from the current supervisor and where the request is for bridging support, the AppID of the subsequent NHMRC award
- Number of months extension - maximum per request is 12 months
For help, please refer to our Guide for submitting this RGMS variation.
Please notify firstname.lastname@example.org once you have submitted your extension request on RGMS.
NB. Reference to 'grant' above refers also to scholarships and fellowships.
The University has policies which determine when unspent funds can be moved from one year to the next. Generally this practice is prohibited but there are some exceptions, refer to the Financial Guidelines. To enquire whether the carry forward of funds is possible for your specific project, contact your Senior Grants Officer who will check whether the funding body will allow a carry forward. If a carry forward is possible you should contact your School Finance Manager or Faculty Business Infrastructure Manager to help you complete and lodge the relevant form.