Funding Guidelines for Support
All PERC-Endorsed studies will be required to include a budget line item for PERC Infrastructure support with the exception of total budgets under $50,000.
For total budgets between $50,000 and $1,000,000 the contribution will be 2% of the total grant for the first year of the grant and then each subsequent year will have a 0.3%contribution per year. Any grant over $1,000,000 will be invoiced $20,000 for the first year and then each subsequent year will have a $5,000 contribution per year.
The budget line item will be invoiced per year of the awarded grant (unless otherwise specified and communicated to by the PI ie. to be invoiced the total contribution all at once).
These budget line items are for funding from Tri-Council and CIHR. If the grant is industry or otherwise sponsored these amounts will need to be discussed with the PERC executive for final approval.
Sample Budget Justification: “PERC is a national network formed in 1995 consisting of health care researchers dedicated to improving care in pediatric emergency medicine through multi-site research. This study is a PERC specific project and as such funds are required to support network specific coordination duties as they relate to research. These funds will be used to offset costs associated with coordination of the network that includes all pediatric emergency departments across Canada to enable multi-site research, proposal development and review, and hosting project meetings at the annual PERC conference.”
Please see below table for examples and guidance: